Gallery Bookshop's Open Book Club

Everyone's welcome! Our in-store book club meets on the first Monday of each month after hours at 6:30 pm. It's open to the public. Drop in even if you haven't had a chance to read the selection yet. We're friendly.

This month's selection is Susan Orlean's, The Library Book. 

On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. The fire was disastrous: it reached two thousand degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who?

Event date: 

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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The Library Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476740195
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

Susan Orlean’s bestseller and New York Times Notable Book is “a sheer delight…as rich in insight and as varied as the treasures contained on the shelves in any local library” (USA TODAY)—a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution and an investigation into one of its greatest mysteries.