"Packing My Library" by Alberto Manguel

Packing My Library An Elegy and Ten Digressions Alberto Manguel

Publication date:
11 Jun 2019
Yale University Press
160 pages: 197 x 127mm

A best-selling author and world-renowned bibliophile reflects on his own library and champions the vital role of all libraries

Alberto Manguel is a writer, translator, editor, and critic, but would rather define himself as a reader and a lover of books. From 2015 to 2018 he was the director of the National Library of Argentina. Born in Buenos Aires, he has since resided in Israel, Argentina, Europe, the South Pacific, and Canada. His previous books include The Library at Night, A Reader on Reading, and Curiosity. He now lives in New York City.