e a m harris

Roaming the byways of literature

Replace a word with ‘librarian’

Browsing through Twitter this morning I came across this London trend #replaceawordwithlibrarian.

I think it has something to do with a campaign to save libraries.

Whatever the reason for it, some of the tweets make lovely reading:

like Holly Bodger’s

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a librarian.

or Philip Ardagh’s

The name’s Bond. Librarian Bond.

Joking aside, all efforts to keep libraries open and free to their users are vital. A local library is a treasure-house of knowledge, thought and entertainment available to rich and poor alike.

Closing one now may save a few pounds; restocking and reopening it in the future would cost thousands. Short-termism is always more expensive in the long term.

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