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The Plight of a Prison Librarian

October 4th, 2010

In last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, Avi Steinberg describes a literal holdup in the process of trying to get away from his job as a Boston prison librarian. Read the full piece here. The essay is adapted from Steinberg’s forthcoming comic memoir Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian, on sale October 19th. Gary Shteyngart has praised the debut as, “hysterical, ingenious, illuminating.” A.J. Jacobs has said, “This is a book for everybody who loves books — felons and non-felons alike.” See what all the fuss is about and pre-order from an online retailer: