Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sanctuary Amid the Stacks

"Sanctuary Amid the Stacks." Los Angeles Times / Pico Iyer.
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Times Online, March 6th 2011.

"...But if the library disappears, then we're really in trouble. A library is much more than a collection of books; it is a sanctuary, a symbol and both a model for community and its encouragement. ... A library is not just a place where many have lost themselves (as it's hard to do in the increasing clamor of a bookstore); it's where countless souls — and surely a good percentage of students — slowly find themselves."