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Public library services should be capable of giving to all people who want it everything that books and related materials can usefully contribute to their lives and which they cannot better obtain elsewhere. To my mind that phrase, which I shall amplify, expresses the basic function of public...
Some fourteen years ago Lord David Cecil published a penetrating study of the greater English novelists of the midnineteenth century. That was a period of our literature which in one way was the converse of that in which we are living. Today we have a considerable number of competent and more...
If the truth be admitted we all of us have occasional black spots on our careers. Mine include the authorship of a book or two. The publishers have certainly done their best to conceal the fact. Still, every now and again it has leaked out, and I have more than once noted a stray copy reposing...
It was said recently, apropos of a Library Association Conference, that the one thing that librarians never talk about when gathered together, is literature. I am not only going to talk about literature, but about an aspect of literature which is almost tabu in western society today, and which...
In our Winter number we published an article with the above title by Mr. Howarth, Chief Librarian, Folkestone, and we indicated that we would be pleased to publish the views of readers on the opinions expressed in the article, which seemed to be a timely one in view of common interest in the...
Some years ago at the invitation of Mr. William Will and the late Dr. J. M. Bulloch the writer addressed the Caledonian Society of London on the subject of Scottish magazines. The information presented was received with much interest and the result was no doubt effective. It was shown that...
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