From the BBC: “Syria’s secret library”


Erin Rubin (Core ’08, CAS ’10) brings to our attention this article at the BBC website, about “Syria’s secret library“:

When a place has been besieged for years and hunger stalks the streets, you might have thought people would have little interest in books. But enthusiasts have stocked an underground library in Syria with volumes rescued from bombed buildings – and users dodge shells and bullets to reach it.

Erin writes:

Books provide hope and humanity in the midst of unimaginable devastation. Imagine how precious books must be to this group for them to go to such lengths to create a library when food and medical care are in short supply. Just one more thing we at BU can take for granted – the almost embarrassing wealth of books at our immediate disposal.

Read the full piece here at the BBC.

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