Book Club – The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer

thu18jan12:00 pmthu1:00 pmBook Club – The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua HammerFree & Open to the Public

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The January selection for this book club is The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s
Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer

The club will meet on Thursday, January 18, 12:00PM, Suite 250.
This meeting is open to the public, but you must RSVP.


About the Book:

To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven.
In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that had fallen into obscurity. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu tells the incredible story of how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist and historian from the legendary city of Timbuktu, later became one of the world’s greatest and most brazen smugglers.

For More info, call 212-870-3804 or email


January 18, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm(GMT+00:00)


The Interchurch Center Library

61 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10115

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