Here’s an old but great interview with Neil Gaiman (which I found via Boing Boing) on libraries, and how wonderful and necessary they are. If you’re reading this, you probably already think libraries are wonderful and necessary, but still… it’s a good read.
This bit, on the changing role of libraries, was especially good:
“We’ve gone from looking at a desert, in which a librarian had to walk into the desert for you and come back with a lump of gold, to a forest, to this huge jungle in which what you want is one apple. And at that point, the librarian can walk into the jungle and come back with the apple.”
Once, quite by accident, I saw Neil Gaiman read when he opened up for one of Mrs. De Plume’s favorite musical acts. He was thoroughly entertaining. We’ve recently added his latest, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, to the collection. It’s been getting great reviews. It’s waiting for you on our new releases shelf.
-Norm De Plume