Book Launch 5th September 7pm
‘A library is a shrine to the written word, a place of reverence and knowledge. Living and working there gave me peace and clarity from the moment I awoke and emerged from between the shelves until when I slept between them once more.’ Donnie Vortex, Occupier
The book features the community voices and community spirit that went into saving the Friern Barnet Library and will be published later in the year.
If it was not Philip Pullman saving libraries in Oxfordshire, it was Alan Bennett saving his library in Kensal Green. Our library and the community campaign stood for something greater, it started to symbolise something beyond what many of us could imagine. It had somehow, demonstrated that power and passion people had for libraries, for reading but also for benefiting from the opportunities afforded a public space, a library, a community home. Martin Russo Chair, Save Friern Barnet Library Group
You can pre-order your copy here
Published by Greenacre Project. ISBN: 978-0-9569914-3-0
Editor Rosie CanningTel: 020 8346 9449/07907 796417