Get Lost in a Library…Book!

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month and what better way to celebrate than with tales of intrigue about libraries?  We pulled together a collection of books about library books or the buildings themselves.

 

Get lost in a library book about a library today!

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig ~ “Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . . . Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets? A novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived.” – Goodreads

The Seaside Library by Brenda Novak ~ “Mariners Island is barely ten miles long, but when Ivy, Ariana and Cam were teenagers, it was their whole world. Beyond the pristine beaches and iconic lighthouse lies the beautiful old library that belongs to Ivy’s family. While that bound Ivy to the island as an adult, Ariana could not leave Mariners behind fast enough. The town holds too many… memories . Not only her unrequited feelings for Cam, but the tragedy that left a scar on the community.” – Goodreads

The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis ~ “A series of book thefts roils the iconic New York Public Library, leaving two generations of strong-willed women to pick up the pieces.” – Goodreads

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr ~ “When everything is lost, it’s our stories that survive. How do we weather the end of things? Cloud Cuckoo Land brings together an unforgettable cast of dreamers and outsiders from past, present and future to offer a vision of survival against all odds.” – Goodreads

 

The Little Village of Book Lovers by Nina George ~ “Marie-Jeanne helps her foster father, Francis, begin a mobile library that travels throughout the many small mountain towns in the region of Nyons. She finds herself bringing soulmates together every place they go—and there are always books that play a pivotal role in that quest.” – Goodreads

The Book That Wouldn’t Burn by Mark Lawerence ~ “A boy has lived his whole life trapped within a vast library, older than empires and larger than cities. A girl has spent hers in a tiny settlement out on the Dust where nightmares stalk and no one goes. The world has never even noticed them. That’s about to change.” – Goodreads

The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill ~ “The ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is quiet, until the tranquility is shattered by a woman’s terrified scream. Security guards take charge immediately, instructing everyone inside to stay put until the threat is identified and contained. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers, who’d happened to sit at the same table, pass the time in conversation and friendships are struck. Each has his or her own reasons for being in the reading room that morning—it just happens that one is a murderer.” – Goodreads

Murder at the 42nd Street library by Cornelius Lehane ~ “Librarian and reluctant sleuth Raymond Ambler, a doggedly curious fellow who uncovers murderous secrets hidden behind the majestic marble façade of New York City’s landmark 42nd Street Library.” – Goodreads

 

The Last Chance Library by Freya Sampson ~ “June Jones emerges from her shell to fight for her beloved local library, and through the efforts and support of an eclectic group of library patrons, she discovers life-changing friendships along the way.” – Goodreads

The Last Heir to Blackwood Library by Hester Fox ~ “With the stroke of a pen, twenty-three-year-old Ivy Radcliffe becomes Lady Hayworth, owner of a sprawling estate on the Yorkshire moors. The abbey is foreboding, the servants reserved and suspicious. But there is a treasure waiting behind locked doors: a magnificent library. Despite cryptic warnings from the staff, Ivy feels irresistibly drawn to its dusty shelves, where familiar works mingle with strange, esoteric texts. And she senses something else in the library too, a presence that seems to have a will of its own.” – Goodreads

The Library of the Unwritten by A. J. Hackwith ~ “In the first book in a brilliant new fantasy series, books that aren’t finished by their authors reside in the Library of the Unwritten in Hell, and it is up to the Librarian to track down any restless characters who emerge from those unfinished stories.” – Goodreads

The Broken Spine by Dorothy St. James ~ “The first in an exciting new series featuring Trudell Becket, a spunky librarian who will stop at nothing to save her beloved books and catch a killer!” – Goodreads

 

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