ATG Book of the Week: The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders

by | Aug 31, 2017 | 0 comments

Title: The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders
Author: Stuart Kells
Paperback: ISBN: 9781925355994, $32.99; eBook: ISBN: 9781925410365
Imprint: Melbourne, Australia: Text Publishing, 2017

“Libraries are filled with magic. From the Bodleian, the Folger and the Smithsonian to the fabled libraries of middle earth, Umberto Eco’s mediaeval library labyrinth and libraries dreamed up by John Donne, Jorge Luis Borges and Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Stuart Kells explores the bookish places, real and fictitious, that continue to capture our imaginations.

The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders is a fascinating and engaging exploration of libraries as places of beauty and wonder. It’s a celebration of books as objects and an account of the deeply personal nature of these hallowed spaces by one of Australia’s leading bibliophiles…”

(The ebook version is available but currently The Library a Catalog of Wonders is available in print only in Australia and New Zealand. The North American edition will be released by Counterpoint in April, 2018.)

 

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