Review: ‘Improbable Libraries’ a fascinating trek among the stacks – LA Times

In our technology-obsessed world, libraries provide tranquil sanctuaries for zoning out with physical books.

Regardless of the ultimate fate of the printed book, reports of the imminent death of the library as a physical entity seem to have been greatly exaggerated. – Alex Johnson, author of “Improbable Libraries”

“Libraries have a long history of overcoming geographic, economic and political challenges to bring the written word to an audience,” writes Alex Johnson, a journalist at the U.K. newspaper the Independent, in the introduction to his fascinating new book, “Improbable Libraries.” Johnson should know — both of his parents are librarians. He spent the last few years documenting what he calls “the new library revolution.”

via Review: ‘Improbable Libraries’ a fascinating trek among the stacks – LA Times.

 

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