Heart of the Community: The Libraries We Love : Treasured Libraries of the United States and Canada

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Karen Christensen, David Levinson
Berkshire Publishing Group, 2007 - Architecture - 170 pages
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From the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Camden Public Library in Maine to Z.J. Loussac Public Library in Alaska, libraries are the heart of our communities. This wondrous collection of stories and photographs includes eighty libraries chosen from hundreds of nominations from across the United States and Canada.

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Libraries are often considered the heart of their community, and, with this in mind, the editors of Berkshire Publishing, who are also the owners, had an idea. Claiming that no book had been written ... Read full review

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If you love libraries you need to read this book. It contains some of the most gorgeous libraries in the US and Canada. The LA Public Library is just HUGE! My favorite exterior shot was of the Poland ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

About the Editors:
David Levinson is an anthropologist, editor in chief of the Encyclopedia of World Cultures, and a specialist in multicultural research. Karen Christensen is a journalist, professional reference book editor, and author of several environmental books. They both live in Massachusetts.
Editorial Board: John Bale, Keele University, UK; Alyce Cheska, University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana; Garry Chick, University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana; Allen Guttmann, Amherst College; Richard Holt, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium; Donald G. Kyle, University of Texas, Arlington; John
W. Loy, University of Otago, New Zealand; Roberta J. Park, University of California, Berkeley. Contributors include leading sports historians, sociologists, anthropologists, geographers, and other scholars from around the world.

DAVID LEVINSON, Ph.D., is a cultural anthropologist and partner in Berkshire Reference Works.

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