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The public library is a haven of calm, source of information, home to the student, the geek and the aging librarian. Or so you might think. Don Borchert's ten years as assistant librarian have taught him that a library is more than just a place to borrow books, it's also a place where people hide from the law, fall in love, fight, deal drugs, introduce their children to reading, look up porn and pursue their dreams. Borchett's hilarious memoir delves behind the bookshelves as he discovers the weird, dangerous and downright dirty world of a public library and the fearless civil servants who patrol its aisles.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780753513101
ISBN-10: 0753513102
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 137mm x 17mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Virgin Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 8-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Don Borchett

Don Borchert has been an assistant librarian in the Californian Public Library system for 10 years. He previously worked as a cook, a fine china salesman, a Christmas tree chopper and a sod farm worker. This is his first book.