Synopses & Reviews
Photographs of libraries throughout the world and their human inhabitants. Each image is accompanied by a quotation from literature.
Anyone who loves books has a fondness for libraries, but few of us have a sense of their infinite variety. Diane Asso Griliches has photographed all kinds of libraries, from the grand reading room in the Bibliothque Nationale in Paris to the humble remodeled train depot that serves as the library in Cleveland, Mississippi.
Accompanying her exquisite duotone photographs is a wise and witty essay by Pulitzer Prizewinning historian Daniel Boorstin, who was Librarian of Congress from 1975 to 1987.