The Library of Unrequited Love

The Library of Unrequited Love

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 02/01/2014
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The Library of Unrequited Love
A great little read that made me smile!
This is an interesting and unique concept for a book. The whole of the story consists of the Librarian pouring her heart out to the stranger in the library... READ MORE
Jo Turner at Lincoln High Street


One morning a librarian finds a reader who has been locked in overnight. She begins to talk to him, a one-way conversation full of sharp insight and quiet outrage. As she rails against snobbish senior colleagues, an ungrateful and ignorant public, the strictures of the Dewey Decimal System and the sinister expansionist conspiracies of the books themselves, two things shine through: her unrequited passion for a researcher named Martin, and an ardent and absolute love for the arts. A delightful divertissement for the discerning bookworm...

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781780870519
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Weight: 76g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 18 mm

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The Library of Unrequited Love
Lovely little book for lovers of books
A single-sitting read, this charming novella is the one-sided conversation of a librarian with a man who was locked in at the library overnight. There are ... READ MORE
Anja de Jager
The Library of Unrequited Love
A book lover’s book
This book was a delight. 92 pages of a one-sided conversation that a library assistant has with the poor soul who, for reasons unknown, was accidentally lo... READ MORE
Leilah at Doncaster
The Library of Unrequited Love
Every single line in this book is quotable.
“I prefer the company of books. When I'm reading, I'm never alone, I have a conversation with the book. It can be very intimate. Perhaps you know this feel... READ MORE
Betty Books
The Library of Unrequited Love
The Library of Unrequited Love
The Library of Unrequited Love follows the story of a slightly cynical albeit dedicated librarian, and a one-sided conversation she has with a stranger she... READ MORE
The Library of Unrequited Love
Great little read!!
A delightful little book that every avid reader will find a bit of themselves inside. As the librarian's conversation barrels ahead you find yourself noddi... READ MORE
Alexandra Ellis
The Library of Unrequited Love
A definite for all book lovers!
An odd read, but bizarrely interesting! I think I know far more about how a library works than I ever needed to, yet I couldn't put it down... I read this ... READ MORE
Vanessa Brown