Library cutbacks and love

I’ve bitched about cutbacks at the New York Public Library, but libraries in Northern Ireland have it far worse. New book purchases have been halted until further notice. (Via Sarah Weinman.)

In the face of (internationally?) reduced library funding, Kurt Vonnegut pens a love letter to librarians:

And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.


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