“Library” Books

LibraryMouseOnce I started working at the library, it didn’t take long for me to notice that many books feature librarians or are set in a library. So just for the fun of it, this is a short list of books the CCPL has on the topic.

The Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk

Sam, a shy but creative mouse who lives in a library, decides to write and illustrate his own stories which he places on the shelves with the other library books but when children find the tales, they all want to meet the author.

TheLibraryThe Library by Sarah Stewart

Elizabeth Brown loves to read more than anything else, but when her collection of books grows and grows, she must make a change in her life.

The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler

When her father is lost at sea shortly after meeting a very unusual visitor, Alice must leave her home to live with an “uncle” whose rural Pennsylvania estate includes a massive and mysterious library that holds much more than books.

Library: An Unquiet History by Matthew Battles

Through the ages, libraries have not only accumulated and preserved but also shaped, inspired, and obliterated knowledge. Matthew Battles, a rare books librarian and a gifted narrator, takes us on a spirited foray from Boston to Baghdad, from classical scriptoria to medieval monasteries, from the Vatican to the British Library, from socialist reading rooms and rural home libraries to the Information Age.

LibGoldLibrary of Gold by Alex Archer

When the opportunity to unravel the mystery of the Library of Gold falls into her lap, archaeologist Annja Creed journeys deep beneath the Kremlin where she must play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a rogue KGB agent.

Read It and Weep: A Library Lover’s Mystery by Jenn McKinlay

Answering Shakespeare trivia comes with the job description for library director Lindsey Norris. However when the Briar Creek Community Theater mounts their newest production of the Bard, she has no intention of leaving the stacks for the stage. Unfortunately a villain is waiting in the wings and when one of the cast is poisoned, Lindsey must take center stage to unmask the culprit before the final curtain call.

BodyLibraryThe Body in the Library: A Miss Marple Mystery by Agatha Christie

The body of a beautiful blonde is found in the library of Gossington Hall. What the young woman was doing in the quiet village of St. Mary Mead is precisely what Jane Marple means to find out. Amid rumors of scandal, Miss Marple baits a clever trap to catch a ruthless killer.

The Book Stops Here: A Mobile Library Mystery by Ian Sansom

When mobile librarian Israel Armstrong’s library-on-wheels is stolen at an annual library convention in London, he sets out with his irascible companion Ted Carson to find it.

BeyondDreamsBeyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden

Anna O’Brien leads a predictable and quiet life as a map librarian at the illustrious Library of Congress until she stumbles across a baffling mystery of a ship disappeared at sea. She is thwarted in her attempts to uncover information, but her determination outweighs her shyness and she turns to Congressman Luke Callahan for help. From the gilded halls of the Capitol, where powerful men shape the future of the nation, to the scholarly archives of the nation’s finest library, Anna and Luke are soon embroiled in secrets much bigger and more perilous than they ever imagined.

Do you have any titles you would like to add?

–KK

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