Susan Orlean & Roxane Gay on Libraries

Susan Orlean & Roxane Gay on Libraries

In The Library Book, Susan Orlean investigates the catastrophic Los Angeles Public Library fire of April 1986—still the largest library fire in American history—entwining cultural history, simmering mystery, and personal exploration. Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist and Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, joins Orlean to discuss the crucial role of libraries as public spaces and repositories for collective history.

Coffee, tea, and book signing to follow.

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