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Quiet, Please
By Scott Douglas

Quiet, Please

Dispatches from a Public Librarian

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Format: Hardback

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Quiet, Please by Scott Douglas

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For most of us, librarians are the quiet people behind the desk, who, apart from the occasional shush, vanish into the background. But in Quiet, Please, McSweeneys contributor Scott Douglas puts the quirky caretakers of our literature front and center. With a keen eye for the absurd and a Kesey-esque cast of characters (witness the librarian who is sure Thomas Pynchon is Julia Robertss latest flame), Douglas takes us where few readers have gone before. Punctuated by his own highly subjective research into library history-from Andrew Carnegies Gilded Age to todays Afghanistan-Douglas gives us a surprising (and sometimes hilarious) look at the lives which make up the social institution that is his library.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780786720910
ISBN-10: 0786720913
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 153mm x 28mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Avalon Publishing Group
Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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