Puts the ‘shhhh’ in shocking! The public library – a haven of calm, source of information, home to the student, the geek and the ageing librarian. Or so you might think….When he first took a job as assistant librarian in a public library, Don Borchett expected a relaxed, quiet working life. What he didn’t expect to encounter was people hiding from the law, falling in love, fighting, dealing drugs, and looking up porn.
With a cast including drunks in tutus, patrons with a fear of the number six, a flasher and a marmoset, Don Borchett’s hilarious memoir peeks behind the bookshelves to reveal the weird, dangerous and downright dirty world of the public library, and the fearless civil servants who patrol its aisles.Don Borchett has been an assistant librarian in the Californian Public Library system for 10 years. His previous jobs included cook, fine china salesman, Christmas tree chopper and sod farm worker. This is his first book.
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