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The Library Book

ISBN-10: 9781476740188
ISBN-13: 9781476740188
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author(s): Susan Orlean
Publication Date: 2018-10-16

A WASHINGTON POST TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR * A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018

“A constant pleasure to read…Everybody who loves books should check out The Library Book.” —The Washington Post

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A WASHINGTON POST TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR * A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018

“A constant pleasure to read…Everybody who loves books should check out The Library Book.” —The Washington Post

“CAPTIVATING…DELIGHTFUL.” —Christian Science Monitor * “EXQUISITELY WRITTEN, CONSISTENTLY ENTERTAINING.” —The New York Times * “MESMERIZING…RIVETING.” —Booklist (starred review)

A dazzling love letter to a beloved institution—and an investigation into one of its greatest mysteries—from the bestselling author hailed as a “national treasure” by The Washington Post.

On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm. As one fireman recounted, “Once that first stack got going, it was ‘Goodbye, Charlie.’” The fire was disastrous: it reached 2000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who?

Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the fire, award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before.

In The Library Book, Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity; brings each department of the library to vivid life through on-the-ground reporting; studies arson and attempts to burn a copy of a book herself; reflects on her own experiences in libraries; and reexamines the case of Harry Peak, the blond-haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the LAPL more than thirty years ago.

Along the way, Orlean introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters from libraries past and present—from Mary Foy, who in 1880 at eighteen years old was named the head of the Los Angeles Public Library at a time when men still dominated the role, to Dr. C.J.K. Jones, a pastor, citrus farmer, and polymath known as “The Human Encyclopedia” who roamed the library dispensing information; from Charles Lummis, a wildly eccentric journalist and adventurer who was determined to make the L.A. library one of the best in the world, to the current staff, who do heroic work every day to ensure that their institution remains a vital part of the city it serves.

Brimming with her signature wit, insight, compassion, and talent for deep research, The Library Book is Susan Orlean’s thrilling journey through the stacks that reveals how these beloved institutions provide much more than just books—and why they remain an essential part of the heart, mind, and soul of our country. It is also a master journalist’s reminder that, perhaps especially in the digital era, they are more necessary than ever.

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The Library: A World History

ISBN-10: 022609281X
ISBN-13: 9780226092812
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Author(s): James W. P. Campbell
Publication Date: 2013-10-14

A library is not just a collection of books, but also the buildings that house them. As varied and inventive as the volumes they hold, such buildings can be much more than the dusty, dark wooden shelves found in mystery stories or the catacombs of stacks in the basements of academia. From the great...Read More

A library is not just a collection of books, but also the buildings that house them. As varied and inventive as the volumes they hold, such buildings can be much more than the dusty, dark wooden shelves found in mystery stories or the catacombs of stacks in the basements of academia. From the great dome of the Library of Congress, to the white façade of the Seinäjoki Library in Finland, to the ancient ruins of the library of Pergamum in modern Turkey, the architecture of a library is a symbol of its time as well as of its builders’ wealth, culture, and learning. Architectural historian James Campbell and photographer Will Pryce traveled the globe together, visiting and documenting over eighty libraries that exemplify the many different approaches to thinking about and designing libraries. The result of their travels, The Library: A World History is one of the first books to tell the story of library architecture around the world and through time in a single volume, from ancient Mesopotamia to modern China and from the beginnings of writing to the present day. As these beautiful and striking photos reveal, each age and culture has reinvented the library, molding it to reflect their priorities and preoccupations—and in turn mirroring the history of civilization itself. Campbell’s authoritative yet readable text recounts the history of these libraries, while Pryce’s stunning photographs vividly capture each building’s structure and atmosphere.  Together, Campbell and Pryce have produced a landmark book—the definitive photographic history of the library and one that will be essential for the home libraries of book lovers and architecture devotees alike.

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Hogwarts Library (Harry Potter)

ISBN-10: 1338132326
ISBN-13: 9781338132328
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Author(s): J.K. Rowling
Publication Date: 2017-03-14

Inside readers will find books treasured by users of the great library at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander's master work on magical creatures; Quidditch Through the Ages, a comprehensive history of the game and its rules; and The...Read More

Inside readers will find books treasured by users of the great library at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander's master work on magical creatures; Quidditch Through the Ages, a comprehensive history of the game and its rules; and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, with an introduction and illustrations by J.K. Rowling and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. This boxed set is an essential addition to the collection of any Harry Potter fan, and a beautiful gift to cherish.



From every sale of the Hogwarts Library, Scholastic will donate twenty percent of the retail sales price less taxes of this boxed set to two charities selected by the author J.K. Rowling: Lumos, a charity founded by J.K. Rowling which works to end the institutionalization of children (wearelumos.org), and Comic Relief, a UK-based charity that strives to create a just world free from poverty (www.comicrelief.com).

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The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library

ISBN-10: 1984801880
ISBN-13: 9781984801883
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Author(s): The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Publication Date: 2018-07-31

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A very tremendous holiday gift, as seen on The Daily Show: an illustrated portrait of the Donald J. Trump Twitter account, with analysis and “scholarly” commentary from the writers of The Daily Show and an introduction...Read More

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A very tremendous holiday gift, as seen on The Daily Show: an illustrated portrait of the Donald J. Trump Twitter account, with analysis and “scholarly” commentary from the writers of The Daily Show and an introduction by Trevor Noah

In June 2017, just steps from Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah opened The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library, a 4,000-square-foot museum space that gave the 45th president and his amazing Twitter legacy the respect they deserve. In the single weekend it was open to the public, the Library pop-up drew 7,500 visitors and had to turn away countless others.

But the Presidential Twitter Library experience should not be limited to the elite coastal few. Not fair! All citizens, even the Mexican ones, should have the chance to see Donald Trump’s tweets in their rightful context—organized and commented on in the fearless, hilarious, insightful voice of The Daily Show.

This one-of-a-kind exhibition catalog presents the Library’s complete contents, including:

• The Masterpieces: In-depth critical appreciations of history’s most important Trump tweets, from “Very Stable Genius” to “Covfefe” to “Trump Tower Taco Bowl/I Love Hispanics!”
• The Greatest Battles: @realDonaldTrump’s brutal Twitter campaigns against fellow Republicans, Diet Coke, women generally, and Kristen Stewart specifically
• Sad! A Retrospective: a compendium of the many people, events, and twists of fate that apparently made Donald Trump feel this human emotion
• Trumpstradamus: DJT’s amazing 140-character predictions—none of which came true!
• The Hall of Nicknames: the greatest of Trump’s monikers, from “Lyin’ Ted” to “Low I.Q. Crazy Mika,” accompanied by original caricature artwork
• Trump vs. Trump: You’re going to want to sit for this one. Donald Trump has sometimes been known to contradict himself.
• Always the Best: the greatest boasts of the greatest boaster of all time, ever!

Comprising hundreds of Trump tweets, and featuring a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham, and even a place for readers to add their own future Trump tweet highlights—because he is making new Twitter history literally every day—The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library is a unique portrait of an artist whose masterworks will be studied by historians, grammarians, and mental health professionals for years to come.

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The Skyrim Library - Volumes I, II & III (Box Set)

ISBN-10: 1783293233
ISBN-13: 9781783293230
Publisher: Titan Books
Author(s): Bethesda Softworks
Publication Date: 2017-09-12

Presented for the first time ever, the 3 volume set of The Elder Scrolls V; Skyrim Library enclosed in a deluxe slipcase. 9781783293193 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - The Skyrim Library, Vol. I: The Histories - June 2015 For the first time, the collected texts from the critically and commercially...Read More

Presented for the first time ever, the 3 volume set of The Elder Scrolls V; Skyrim Library enclosed in a deluxe slipcase. 9781783293193 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - The Skyrim Library, Vol. I: The Histories - June 2015 For the first time, the collected texts from the critically and commercially acclaimed fantasy video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are bound together in three exciting volumes. Lavishly illustrated and produced, these titles are straight out of the world of Skyrim - and a must for any wandering adventurer. 9781783293209 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - The Skyrim Library, Vol. II: Man, Mer, and Beast - March 2016 Delve deeper into the lore behind one of the most successful and critically acclaimed fantasy games of all time, Skyrim. Featuring in-game texts on factions, landscapes, creatures, heroes, and dragons. 9781783293216 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - The Skyrim Library, Vol. III: The Arcane - September 2016

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Thomas O'Brien: Library House

ISBN-10: 9781419732614
ISBN-13: 9781419732614
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Author(s): Thomas O'Brien
Publication Date: 2018-10-09

Thomas O’Brien’s name has long been synonymous with vintage elegance, modernism, and warm, livable design, so it’s no surprise that his luxurious homes in Bellport, Long Island, have attracted significant attention. Thomas O’Brien: Library House captures the gorgeous...Read More

Thomas O’Brien’s name has long been synonymous with vintage elegance, modernism, and warm, livable design, so it’s no surprise that his luxurious homes in Bellport, Long Island, have attracted significant attention. Thomas O’Brien: Library House captures the gorgeous architecture, interiors, lush gardens, and myriad collections of the effortlessly formal and classic home and design studio (The Library) next door to his celebrated Academy house. In describing the process of imagining and building this dream project—a new house that looks as if it had been built over generations—the book also provides a view into how the author and his husband and fellow AD100 designer, Dan Fink, live and work. Stunning original photography documents this incredible, historically detailed residence and showcases O’Brien’s keen design sense and his expert eye through a lifetime of collecting art, antiquities, furniture, books, tableware, textiles, and more. Including behind-the-scenes stories about the extraordinary property and exclusive insight into O’Brien’s passion for gardens, this new book is an obsessive design companion and an aspirational guide to living a beautiful life in a beautiful home.

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Mr. Lemoncello's Funtastic Boxed Set (Mr. Lemoncello's Library)

ISBN-10: 1984847783
ISBN-13: 9781984847782
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Author(s): Chris Grabenstein
Publication Date: 2018-10-23

Discover the New York Times bestselling series and what James Patterson calls "the coolest library in the world" with the first ever Mr. Lemoncello boxed set! BONUS puzzles and codes inside!

Calling all readers and gamers--read the books, play the game with Mr. Lemoncello's first ever box...Read More

Discover the New York Times bestselling series and what James Patterson calls "the coolest library in the world" with the first ever Mr. Lemoncello boxed set! BONUS puzzles and codes inside!

Calling all readers and gamers--read the books, play the game with Mr. Lemoncello's first ever box set! Mr. Lemoncello's Gametastic Boxed Set includes three paperback editions of the New York Times bestselling books: Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics and Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race AND a special insert with bonus puzzles and codes! Perfect for holiday and birthday gifts! With over ONE MILLION books sold and packed with puzzles, codes and adventures, the Mr. Lemoncello books puts the fun in fun-tastic!

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Black Hammer Library Edition Volume 1

ISBN-10: 1506710735
ISBN-13: 9781506710730
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Author(s): Jeff Lemire
Publication Date: 2018-12-11

The first chapter of the highly acclaimed, Eisner Award-winning superhero saga in deluxe, oversized hardcover format.

Collects the first and second volumes of Black Hammer, and Black Hammer: Giant Sized Annual in a deluxe, hardcover, and oversized format with a new cover, sketchbook extras,...Read More

The first chapter of the highly acclaimed, Eisner Award-winning superhero saga in deluxe, oversized hardcover format.

Collects the first and second volumes of Black Hammer, and Black Hammer: Giant Sized Annual in a deluxe, hardcover, and oversized format with a new cover, sketchbook extras, and more!

Mysteriously banished from existence by a multiversal event, the old superheroes of Spiral City now lead simple lives on a bizarre farm from which there is no escape! But as they employ all of their super abilities to free themselves from this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure!

"I don't read many comics these days, and I can't remember the last time I read a superhero comic, but I'm loving Black Hammer." - Mike Mignola

"Black Hammer is easily one of Lemire's best creations." - Scott Snyder

"Amazing. Just flat-out amazing." - Patton Oswalt

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The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library

ISBN-10: 9780007947164
ISBN-13: 9780007947164
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
Author(s): Dr. Seuss
Publication Date: 2017

Learn to read and read to learn, with this classic case from the one and only Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat! An entertaining and educational collection featuring Dr. Seuss's most beloved creation! Come and join the Cat in the Hat in these twenty books jampacked with fantastic facts and fun, and...Read More

Learn to read and read to learn, with this classic case from the one and only Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat! An entertaining and educational collection featuring Dr. Seuss's most beloved creation! Come and join the Cat in the Hat in these twenty books jampacked with fantastic facts and fun, and learn about everything from animals to rainforests. Titles included are: A Great Day for Pup Miles and Miles of Reptiles I Can Name 50 Trees Today! My, Oh My - a Butterfly! Would You Rather Be a Tadpole? Oh Say Can You Say What's the Weather Today? One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent A Whale of a Tale Clam-I-am! Inside Your Outside! If I Ran the Rainforest Oh, The Pets You Can Get! There's No Place Like Space! Fine Feathered Friends Oh, The Things You Can Do That Are Good For You! On Beyond Bugs! Oh Say Can You Say Di-no-saur? Wish For a Fish Is a Camel a Mammal? Oh Say Can You Seed? With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Dr. Seuss is a global bestseller, with over half a billion books sold worldwide.

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Hellboy Library Edition, Volume 4: The Crooked Man and The Troll Witch

ISBN-10: 1595826580
ISBN-13: 9781595826589
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Author(s): Mike Mignola
Publication Date: 2011-06-28

The oversized Hellboy Library hardcover series continues, featuring Mike Mignola and Richard Corben’s award-winning Crooked Man story!

Hellboy has racked up multiple Eisner Awards, numerous spinoffs, a novel line, video games, cartoons, and two feature films. Hellboy Library Volume 4...Read More

The oversized Hellboy Library hardcover series continues, featuring Mike Mignola and Richard Corben’s award-winning Crooked Man story!

Hellboy has racked up multiple Eisner Awards, numerous spinoffs, a novel line, video games, cartoons, and two feature films. Hellboy Library Volume 4 collects two complete trade-paperbacks full of short stories: The Troll Witch and Other Stories and The Crooked Man, as well as an extensive selection of previously unreleased sketches and designs.

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