Hello! This post comes from Jeremy Glover, an intern who’s been working with the Adult Services Department over the last few months. This post lists titles from my bookmark titled “Libraries and Librarians,” which contains books, both fiction and nonfiction, that deal with libraries and librarians.

During my time here, I’ve come to more fully appreciate what libraries, and the librarians who staff them, can and do offer for their communities. In addition to being places to find, read, and discuss books, libraries are truly invaluable resources for information and learning. My hope is that some of these books can convey, and perhaps even instill, the same admiration and respect for libraries and librarians my time in the stacks has cultivated.

Fiction:

In the Stacks Cover

In the Stacks: Short Stories about Libraries and Librarians by Michael Cart

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

The Keepers of the Library by Glenn Cooper

The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

Nonfiction:

The Library as an Agency of Culture by Thomas Augst

Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper by Nicholson Baker

The Nation’s Library: The Library of Congress, Washington D. C. by Alan Bisbort

Libraries in the Ancient World by Lionel Casson

The Meaning of the Library: A Cultural History by Alice Crawford

This Book is Overdue! By Marilyn Johnson 

The True Tails of Baker and Taylor: The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town…and the World by Jan Louch

I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories From the Stacks by Gina Sheridan

Patience and Fortitude: Power, Real Estate, and the Fight to Save a Public Library by Scott Sherman                                                               true tails of baker and taylor cover2

One comment on “Guest Blog Post: Books about Libraries and Librarians

  1. Jeremy, well done! This list is wonderful! It was a pleasure to meet you and watch as you discovered what a special place a public library can be. I hope you enjoyed your time at the Heights Libraries and consider it a summer well spent. If you decide to pursue a library career, I am confident you will make many valuable contributions to our profession. Good luck to you!

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