Chris Bohjalian, bestselling author of The Flight Attendant, shares what he thinks the most important service of a library is and much more for National Library Week!
What was the first book you can remember checking out of the library?
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
What was the last book you checked out of the library?
The Witches by Stacy Schiff
What do you think the most important service of a library is?
Reminding us all that reading books – stories that are deep and real and longer than 280 characters – feeds the soul and changes us for the better.
If you could describe the library in 2 words, what would they be?
Numinous. Sacred. (Alternate? My jam.)
What is your fondest library memory?
Being the new kid in town in eighth grade with orthodontic headgear that looked like the business end of a backhoe, and reading Harper Lee and William Peter Blatty and Joyce Carol Oates in a spot in the library that was sunny and warm, and I viewed as my own personal sanctum sanctorum.