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a little nosh The Mobile Library: The Case Of The Missing Books, by Ian Sansom £6.99 Israel Armstrong has just arrived in Ireland to take up his first post as a librarian. But the library’s been shut down and Israel ends up stranded on the North Antrim coast driving an old mobile library. There’s nice scenery, but 15,000 fewer books than there should be. Who on earth steals that many books? How? When would they have time to read them all? And is there anywhere in this godforsaken place where he can get a proper cappuccino and a decent newspaper?

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cossack attack Victor Kamkin, Inc Maryland Russian book distributor evicted 400K books left out in the cold.




technophobes there was a marvelous flash performance of a cell phone symphony at The Strand, which only goes to prove . . . these guys have no f*ing sense of humor.

San Diego Fire: intentional or not the Wahrenbrocks fire was most likely arson.

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