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The Library as Place: History, Community, and Culture
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Author Name:    Buschman, John E.

Title:   The Library as Place: History, Community, and Culture

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Libraries Unlimited 

ISBN Number:   1591583829 / 9781591583820

Seller ID:   ING9781591583820

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Libraries, as a component of cultural space, are ubiquitous to almost every society during almost every time period. However, as places of cultural and symbolic and intellectual meaning, they have varied greatly. To capture both aspects, this collection of 14 original papers covers library spaces old and new, real and imagined, large and small, public and private. Contributions range from a consideration of the Garrison library in the British Empire, to the Carnegie library as a social institution, to the imagined library in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." The result is a fascinating look at the library as a physical, social, and intellectual place within the hearts and minds of its clientele and the public at large.



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