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  • Published: 4 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473581647
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304
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The Librarian

The Library Saved Her. Now She Wants To Save The Library




A confessional and redemptive memoir, bursting with wry humour, of life behind the library counter from Twitter's secret librarian (@GrumpWitch) for fans of The Diaryof a Bookseller and Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshop.

The library saved her. Now she wants to save the library.


I'm a librarian. Every day I encounter people. I serve the regulars, the crime enthusiastics, the bookworms, the homeless, the eccentrics, the jobless, the teenagers, the toddlers, the aged. I know my community well. And they know me.


The library is a sanctuary for some, a place for warmth for others and, on many occassions, an internet cafe. It's not always the books that bring us together. That's why you might be surprised to hear that I've been a witness to an attempted murder, a target for a drugs gang and the last hope for people in desperate poverty. The quirks of library life. But what I didn't expect was for a simple part-time job to become a passionate battle for survivial, both for me and for the library.


I'm sharing stories from my daily life to show you that being a librarian isn't what you think it is. Libraries are falling apart at the seams and we need to start caring before its too late. So this is my eye-opening account of the strange and wonderful library that saved me and why I'm on a mission to save yours.

  • Published: 4 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473581647
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304
Categories:

About the author

Allie Morgan

Allie Morgan is 29-year-old librarian who lives in Scotland. She runs a secret Twitter account where she tweets about the role of libraries in community life.

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