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The Best Read Man in France, by Peter Briscoe (Paperback)

$12.95

The Best Read Man in France, by Peter Briscoe (Paperback)

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NO TIME FOR BOOKS?

Michael Ashe, an antiquarian bookseller inLos Angeles, suddenly finds his business in decline. Even librarianshave turned their backs on books, while pouring money into electronicresources. But Ashe refuses to admit defeat: he continues the hunt forrare tomes in Mexico City and Paris, while struggling with hisloneliness and searching for a woman to love. Then he learns thestartling story of "the best read man in France." This epiphany leadshim into a public battle to save the life of the book itself.

This cautionary tale about the demise of the printed book, the declineof reading, and the conflict of print and digital culture, represents aprogress report on our drift toward the chilling world of RayBradbury's Fahrenheit 451. Read it while you still can--before morebooks are "disappeared"!

PETER BRISCOE, a former academiclibrary administrator, has translated Jose Cabanis' novel, Night Games(1993), and has also written Reading the Map of Knowledge: The Art ofBeing a Librarian (2001).

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