Tag Archives: libraries

How Half-Interesting Books Could Help Save Public Libraries

There are narratives about public libraries that are becoming all too familiar. The borrowing of physical books is in decline. The usage of computers is on the rise. All those additional services that have built up library remits are, along … Continue reading

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Review: Whatever by Michel Houellebecq

Whatever is a novel that will be recognised by the few who are familiar with Atomised. Fewer still will have read it. While Atomised occasionally pops up in charity bookshops, Houellebecq’s other works rarely appear in the secondhand market, perhaps … Continue reading

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The Reassuring Thump of Encyclopaedia Volumes

One of the charity bookshops I work in had a donation of a full set of the Encyclopaedia Britannica at the weekend. I brought it all in and realised that I’d never handled a set despite having sold these when … Continue reading

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