We Love Book Clubs so we’re throwing a party!
Annie Spence will talk about her new book, Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks. A former Traverse Area District librarian, Annie has written a sassy collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in her life. Guest host is Sarah Shoemaker, author of Mr. Rochester.
What do you wish you could say to the books in your life?
Now Annie has put all these letters down in words in her hilarious, heart-warming book, DEAR FAHRENHEIT 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks. This collection of letters and reading lists will take readers on a tour of dog-eared favorites and never-been-checked-out relics destined for the free book bin. Through her relationship with books, Annie also examines entirely human ones, from heartbreak and romance and marriage to sisterhood and family. Her poignant letters celebrate librarians, libraries, and reading, which, Annie shows us, are all here to stay.
Annie is truly a librarian for the 21st century, breaking stereotypes about shushing cat ladies and reminding us that libraries provide free access to knowledge (and, yes, the internet).