Bought 04 Jun 2009 – Cinema Bookshop (outside), Hay-on-Wye

Yes, yes, but it was half price. A history of the LoC and its librarians; each article is written by a different author and I think they were published in the Library’s Journal at one point.  Lots of illustrations and facscimiles of important documents; this is actually more interesting than you might suppose, although at points the writing can get a little turgid and sometimes the important information gets lost in a welter of facts!

I particularly liked the detail on how the catalogue got created and the classification sorted out – much later than one would have supposed. And of course an update would also be good.

But – on the whole readable and enjoyable!