This picture captures two current themes.
The first one is the threatened closure of some of our public libraries due to the spending cutbacks of local government. Once they are lost they will never be replaced, but luckily the campaign to protect them is gathering momentum with many authors and celebrities putting their names to the fight against closures.
The second is that I am reading a library booked called Forgotten Voices of the First World War, which is extracts from soldiers letters and diary entries. Its very moving to say the least.