The following entry is a reprint of an open letter that I sent to librarians through my publisher Penguin/Random House. You can and download the original letter here.
It’s no secret that I love libraries. My first novel, The Bookman’s Tale, was partially set in a university library; First Impressions featured two spectacular private libraries; and my new novel, The Lost Book of the Grail, is set in an English cathedral library. Not surprisingly, I spend a lot of time visiting libraries—to read, to do research, to speak and sign books, and sometimes just to soak up the ambience that only comes from a building filled with books.