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A great read for history buffs and especially those interested in the great libraries throughout history. I was never bored.Published 2 months ago by M Polo
I do not mean by a 3-star "okay" ranking to suggest that I disliked Mr. Battles's book, only that I am not enthusiastic. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Montana Skyline
A wonderful read... The author has a ease with his subject and a entertaining style that makes it a joy delve into.Published on August 16, 2013 by dman10
This book was purchased for school. But is was shipped well and the quality of the product was perfect. Read morePublished on April 8, 2013 by KariK82
Am going to visit Leuven after reading this book! A fascinating book woven together by a rivetting storyteller. I've reread it several times; it's hard to shelve it for good! Read morePublished on December 7, 2009 by R. Decalo
Mr Battles's "Library" is not a study for scholars but for general readers who will be charmed by its old-fashioned character, by the elegant prose of its sentences and paragraphs... Read morePublished on April 23, 2006 by HORAK
It is an entertaining and educational book. I was very surprised when I learned that, in ancient times, any book brought to Alexandria was confiscated to be duplicated. Read morePublished on November 15, 2005 by Perco