What a beautiful little book! This is a wonderful call to the government financiers everywhere, to recognise the importance of the role of libraries in society. Our librarian stumbles upon a hapless borrower who has unwittingly been locked in the library basement overnight. For someone who usually speaks little, she begins what becomes a heartfelt soliloquy about love, loss, passion, literature and the wonderful Dewey classification system.
There’s a beautiful line… ‘Book and readers, if they meet up at the right moment in a person’s life, it can make sparks fly, set you alight, change your life.’
It’s so very true.