Public library and other stories

Ali Smith

Why are books so very powerful?
What do the books we've read over our lives - our own personal libraries - make of us?
What does the unravelling of our tradition of public libraries, so hard-won but now in jeopardy, say about us?

The stories in Ali Smith's new collection are about what we do with books and what they do with us: how they travel with us; how they shock us, change us, challenge us, banish time while making us older, wiser and ageless all at once; how they remind us to pay attention to the world we make.

  • Hamish Hamilton
  • Published 5th November 2015
  • 240 Pages
  • 153mm x 234mm x 17mm
  • 316g
  • £12.99