The Last Library

The Last Library


You can tell a lot about a person from the library books they borrow Library assistant June knows a lot about the regulars at Chalcot Library, yet they know very little about her. When her mum - the beloved local librarian - passed away eight years ago, June stepped into her shoes. But despite their shared love of books, shy June has never felt she can live up to the village's memory of her mum. Instead, she's retreated into herself and her memories, surviving on Chinese takeaways-for-one and rereading their favourite books at home. When the library is threatened with closure, a ragtag band of eccentric locals establish the Friends of Chalcot Library campaign. There's gentlemanly pensioner Stanley, who visits the library for the computers and the crosswords, cantankerous Mrs B, who is yet to find a book she approves of, and teenager Chantal, who just wants a quiet place to study away from home. But can they compel reclusive June to join their cause? If June wants to save the library, she finally has to make some changes to her life: opening up her heart to friendship, opportunities and maybe even more . .

Our Review

"You can tell a lot about a person from the library books they borrow" so muses June. June likes to make up elaborate stories about the lives of the patrons of the library where she works. Since her mum died June works overtime trying to fill her shoes. June has kept her house the same since her mother died, she trys and fails to read the books her mum loved, and she orders her mum's favourite takeaway food. 

The Last Library has a host of spectacular characters who rely upon the library so when it is when thrreatened they rally round to try and save it. 

This spectacular book was incredibly heartwarming. It had me laughing and crying and I couldn't put it down. 


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