Libraries are at a crossroads. What exactly are they for in 2017?

By Stuart Kells
Updated April 24 2018 - 9:14pm, first published September 6 2017 - 2:03pm

From libraries without books, like the songlines of the first Australians, to the library of Alexandria, the Bodleian, the Folger, and even the fabled libraries of Middle-earth and Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose, my new book The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders unlocks the bookish places that continue to capture our imaginations.

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