Alberto Manguel is an internationally acclaimed anthologist, translator, essayist, novelist, and editor, and the author of several award-winning books, including A Dictionary of Imaginary Places and A History of Reading.
As a writer and researcher I have been privileged to use several of the Libraries mentioned in this useful and highly entertaining volume. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Richard Pavek
THIS IS A MUST FOR ANYONE WHO is passionate about books/libraries and their histories. It's so reassuring to know that
previous civilizations had the desire and courage to... Read more
The Library at Night is a book by one of my favourite readers, a man who has made a career writing about us and our obsession, in the process creating a series of books that... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
'The existence of any library, even mine, allows readers a sense of what their craft is really about, a craft that struggles against the stringencies of time by bringing fragments... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Simon Barrett 'Il Penseroso'
I gave this as a gift to my literary adult daughter. She requested it. She only requests great and/or interesting books, so I would say it must be a "must-read". Read morePublished on January 17, 2013 by Elizabeth Goldman
Ironically enough, the Kindle formatting of this book uses a strange font with extra line height and the book is generally unpleasant to read. Read morePublished on January 16, 2013 by Max Fento̶n
Avid readers love books. Of course they do! And if they love books, there is something about going into a room full of books that evokes feelings of being surrounded by so much... Read morePublished on June 28, 2012 by Sir Furboy