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The Library Book by Susan Orlean – what LA lost when its library burned down

The Library Book by Susan Orlean – what LA lost when its library burned down

The Guardian - Kathryn Hughes

Recipes for hooch, designs for a boat, a place to cry or sleep … a fascinating account of what a city of seekers found at LA Central Library On 29 April 1986 Los Angeles Central Library went up in flames. The fire started somewhere in the fiction stacks, snaked up the staircases and, gathering …

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