For #NationalLibraryWeek I’m shining a spotlight on amazing books I’ve read set in libraries or stories featuring librarians.
Books Set in Libraries
(and books about librarians)
Do you have a library card? Do you have more than one?
Do you have fond childhood memories of bringing home a stack of books from the library every few weeks?
As a child, did you participate in a summer reading program at your local library?
Have you taken your own children or grandchildren to story time at the library?
Have you ever gone to the library for quiet reading, writing, or study time?
Have you attended a book club at your library?
Is your library card one of the prized possessions in your wallet?
Did you use your library more or less during the Pandemic?
What percentage of the books you read every year are from the library?
Even though I’ve switched over to reading digitally, I consider myself a heavy library user. In fact, over 50% of the books I read in a year are from the library.
The BEST feature of using your library’s digital lending app (like Libby) is that there are NO library fines because the book automatically disappears (is returned) on the due date.
Another benefit is that you can link up multiple library cards. I have two library cards linked, one for my local library and one for my county library.
Do you borrow books physically or digitally from your library?
Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore, achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life.
***Titles are links to my reviews or Amazon affiliate links.
(In no particular order)
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek (and the sequel, The Book Woman’s Daughter) by Kim Michele Richardson
The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe
What You Wish For by Katherine Center
The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams
Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
The Last Chance Library by Freya Sampson
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles
The Night of Many Endings by Melissa Payne
The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis
Daughters of Nantucket by Julie Gerstenblatt
The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson
What book do I need to add to this list? What is your favorite “set in a library’ read?
I have an entirely different list of books set in book shops!
I’m linking up with Deb @ Deb’s World and Sue @ Women Living Well After 50, Donna @ Retirement Reflections, and Jo @ And Anyways…. for the April installment of #WhatsOnYourBookShelfChallenge.
Happy Reading Book Buddies!
“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke
“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.” ~Denise J Hughes
“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.” ~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.” ~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text
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I’m always using my library card Carol, and have done for about 50 years!😂
A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of taking my great granddaughter to the library for her first visit!
Such great choices. There are a couple on here that I haven’t read so I will have to check them out.
The only title I know of is The Library Book by Susan Orlean which my husband bought for me as a Christmas present (not yet read).
I’m a big fan of the public library system, ever since I got my first card when I was about 8. I had a voracious reading appetite which our little library kept fuelled right up to the point when I left town for university.
There is barely a week goes by without a visit to the county library either to pick up a reservation or just to browse.
So many wonderful lifetime memories of the library. A truly multigenerational experience.
Absolutely. sadly the local municipalities in the UK don’t value them as much as they should and are closing them or handing them over to the community to fund and run
We’ve had some defunding here as well. 💔
I love the library and like you, Carol, have a card for the city library and the county library. I probably use more it more for digital reading and audiobooks than actual books, but I still pop in and pick up a physical book every now and then. In fact, I have 3 books right now. I think I have read all but 5 of these books. Great post!
Thanks Carla! I haven’t read a physical book from the library in some time, but I do take my grandson! I like just being there!
Every now and then there is a book I want to read that is not available in ebook or audiobook. It gives me a reason to go in.