December 13th
Some countries have vast libraries of marble and gilt, each book a precious object treasured by its readers.

Some countries have cozy libraries with thick carpets, centres of the community, where reading and friendship go hand in hand.

Some countries have ancient libraries, their shelves crammed with faded leather and the smell of a thousand years of history.

We are not that lucky. Our libraries are hidden, tucked away in attics and basements, kept secret behind false walls.

Shh! Silence in the library - you don't know who's listening!