Susan Orlean talks ‘The Library Book’ on first day of L.A. Times Festival of Books

Susan Orlean cracked open her book and bent toward the microphone. “Covers burst like popcorn,” she said, reading from her book about the mysterious 1986 fire at downtown L.A.’s Central Library. “Pages flared and blackened and then sprang away from their bindings, a ream of sooty scraps soaring... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

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Susan Orlean and readers share library stories at L.A. Times Book Club launch

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Susan Orlean and readers share library stories at L.A. Times Book Club launch

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Susan Orlean on the crazy things people ask a librarian, from 'The Library Book'

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Susan Orlean on the crazy things people ask a librarian, from ‘The Library Book’

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Los Angeles Times Book Club reads ‘The Library Book’

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