If you love libraries, or you are a fan of Eva Ibbotson, or you just want to read a little story that restores some of your faith in the world, you simply must read this article by Eva Ibbotson. I clicked through mainly because I'm currently reading Ibbotson's The Star of Kazan, but I'm glad that I did. The article is part of the Guardian's effort to stand up for libraries, and tells of the difference a small London library made in the lives of several people during wartime. (Incidentally Kelly wants to move to the UK because of the Guardian's book section - they are tireless advocates for books.) This article made me cry a little bit (in a good way). Go read it!
Hat tip to bookshelves of doom for this link. Thanks, Leila, for brightening my day!