Daily Archives: August 26, 2013

Books about Books and Libraries

It’s back to school and back to the library as your after school hang out and even if you aren’t quite ready for summer to be over, we’re glad you’re back to visiting us!

Libraries are great places to read and hang out. Everyone knows that, right? But did you know there are books about libraries that may be very different than the calm, quiet and mystery-free place you’ve come to expect? Here are four books that feature books and libraries that are quite unusual:

mrlemoncelloEscape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library – Chris Grabenstein (J GRABENSTEIN). Main character Kyle Keely wins a place in the overnight event at the new library designed by famous (and evil) game creator Luigi Lemoncello. Kyle, along with his fellow sleepover guests, must solve the puzzles and clues to escape or risk all.

LibraryWarsLibrary Wars – Kiiro Yumi (GRAPHIC YA LIBRARY). This Manga fantasy series pits the Library Defense Force, committed to saving books against the government agents who have vowed to rid the world of all books. Who will win?

Shadow of the WindShadow of the Wind – (F RUIZ ZAFON). A young man picks a book from a secret library and must vow to protect it his whole life. But who is ridding the world of all knowledge of his book and why?

farneheit_451 (1)Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury (PB YA BRADBURY, F BRADBURY). The classic science fiction tale that centers on book burning and a society where everyone’s okay with that. Well not everyone…