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Authors and poets call halt to book pulping at Manchester Central Library

Posted at 8:52AM Saturday 23 Jun 2012

The poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, and a host of other literary names have joined calls to halt the destruction of hundreds of thousands of books at one of the UK's greatest municipal libraries. They have written to the head of libraries for Manchester, demanding that the book pulping stop immediately.

Guardian: Authors and poets call halt to book pulping at Manchester Central Library

Letter in Guardian


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