4 thoughts on “Librarian Stereotypes and Library Heroes”

  1. Here are a few that came to mind: Mr Powell who introduced Doug to the Audubon prints in “Okay for now”, and the tattooed, cool Eddie a librarian in NYC who helped Theo and Bhodi in their search in “Under the egg”. And the Harold Washington Branch of the Chicago Public Library figures strongly in Blue Balliett’s “Hold Fast”–but not always as a sanctuary.

  2. Interesting question! I notice a lack on real librarian hero characters in literature. Though a few heroic bookstore owners come to mind. Such as Luke in Clare’s Mortal Instruments series and Margaret in Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale.

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