From Harvard to prison: Librarian is armed with books

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From the review: “Anyone clinging to the misty notion that books on their own can change lives should brace for what’s between the covers of Running the Books, Avi Steinberg’s smart new memoir. It’s an account of the two years he spent running Boston’s Deer Island prison library. But it’s less about the effects of the thousands of volumes he curated than about the ways in which the library provided refuge, companionship and solace to the people he met.” (via FunkyPlaid)