Friday 4 February 2011
save our libraries day
i've tried writing a how much i love libraries thing all bloody day but it keeps coming out all oh i don't know just wrong not how i want it but i do want to send out a far too late wail for save our libraries day ... i'll be at the desperately lovely mayfair library getting out my full twenty books thankful as anything (well sixteen cos i've already got the rising sky by tim dee, the life of mammals by david attenborough, gentlemen of the road by michael chabon, and the reader's digest field guide to the birds of britain). i know really i should troll up to marylebone to raise a fist and rail against it's closure but i'm taking tomorrow to celebrate my favourite of westminsters treasures (they're yours too you know - no need to be a resident here) before all the horrors really start. there's a brilliant bit on caught by the river that puts all this way better than i'm doing and a speech by phillip pullman that ends...
"Leave the libraries alone. You don’t know the value of what you’re looking after. It is too precious to destroy."
buddy holly - words of love