Philip Pullman: “Leave the libraries alone. You don’t understand their value.”


Wondering about the point of the library in this fast-paced, capitalist society we have found ourselves in? Philip Pullman’s 2011 spirited defense of the library, and specifically of funding for said libraries, may just remind you how deeply vital these democratic, imaginative places are for the souls of our communities.

Leave the libraries alone. You don’t understand their value.

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