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Free Books for All: The Public Library Movement in Ontario, 1850-1930

By Bruce, Lorne

Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1994. A comprehensive survey of the people, groups, communities and ideas that shaped Public Library development in Ontario between 1850 and 1930. 347p. illus.bibliography.index. This copy has minimal signs of library ownership and looks unread. 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine.

$21.00

Patience & Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places, and Book Culture
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Patience & Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places, and Book Culture

By Basbanes, Nicholas A

New York: HarperCollins, 2001. The obsessive passion people have had over the past twenty-five hundred years to possess books is commonly known as bibliomania. Basbanes expands the meaning , focusing on the more comprehensive concept of book culture. Visiting many key 'book places' around the world, he talks with a striking variety of kindred spirits, each one a living testament to the unending relevance of these essential artifacts in our lives. He explores the changing form of the book over the centuries and describes the nature of the institutions that have evolved to contain them, including acedmic, public, private, and national repositories. He documents many pertinent book stories that have not been told before, and offers unprecedented depth to others that have barely scratched the surface. He profiles the experiences and thoughts of all kinds of dedicated 'book people', be they librarians, readers, writers, bookmakers, booksellers, preservationists, or collectors. 603p. . ARC/Advance Reading Copy. Softcover. Very Good.

$25.00

A Village Library Grows

By Manning, Mary E.& Jones, T.D.

Streetsville, Ontario: Streetsville Library Board, 1973. Charming outline history of the Streetsville village library first established in the Farmer's amd Mechanics Institute in 1854, until December 1973, after which it was absorbed into the Library system of the City of Mississauga.23p. illus . Rev Ed.. Original Wraps. New. Brochure/Pamphlet.

$15.00

A Village Library Grows

By Manning, Mary E.& Jones, T.D.

Streetsville, Ontario: Streetsville Library Board, 1973. Charming outline history of the Streetsville village library first established in the Farmer's amd Mechanics Institute in 1854, until December 1973, after which it was absorbed into the Library system of the City of Mississauga.23p. illus . Rev Ed.. Original Wraps. New. Brochure/Pamphlet.

$15.00

The Vanished Library : A Wonder of the Ancient World (Hellenistic Culture & Society Ser., Vol. 7)
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The Vanished Library : A Wonder of the Ancient World (Hellenistic Culture & Society Ser., Vol. 7)

By Canfora, Luciano

Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 1990. Soft Cover. Fine.

$12.50