Susan Orlean

City Arts & Lectures

In The Library Book, Susan Orlean, author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief, reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution--our libraries. Weaving her life-long love of books and reading with the fascinating history of libraries and the sometimes-eccentric characters who run them, award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean presents a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling story as only she can. With her signature wit, insight, compassion, and talent for deep research, she investigates the legendary Los Angeles Public Library fire to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives.

Event Info
Oct 17
Wed at 7:30 pm
$29
Sydney Goldstein Theater (formerly Nourse Theater)
275 Hayes Street, San Francisco
Info: (415) 392-4400
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