Fresh in from OWL post

Sex, Drugs and Bombs: Confessions Of A Librarian – Editor’s Choice – News – The Daily Record.

Dave Lull sends me the above link, which takes you to a review of a book called (inevitably) Library Confidential. (Subtitle: Oddballs, Geeks and Gangstas in the Public Library – Puts the shh! in Shocking.) It is by Don Borchert and available from 15 November, published by Virgin Books, £12.99. (Or, if you get it from Amazon, £8.57.)

From the review: "Early one Tuesday morning, Don’s colleague found a scrap of paper with the message "there is a bomb in the men’s room" on it. Thankfully, nothing happened but Don was utterly bemused when the head librarian refused to call the police, believing she could handle anything. Two drug dealers were convicted after they were discovered to be keeping their drug stash behind the vent in the men’s toilets and using the library as a distribution point for methamphetamines. They would come in, read the papers and wait for phone calls on the pay phone from prospective buyers."

I’ve always thought it would be fun to be a librarian, and now I know it.

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