Certified library binders must undergo an independent inspection by the library binding institute to certify that they have the equipment experience knowledge and expertise to manufacture book bindings that meet the specification of the american national standard for library binding long shelf life for library bound books. A challenged book is one that is sought to be removed or otherwise restricted from public access typically from a library or a school curriculum this is a list of the most commonly challenged books in the united states it is primarily based on data gathered by the american library associations office for intellectual freedom oif the oif . When the beinecke library opened on october 14 1963 it became the home of the volumes from rare book room and three special collections the collection of american literature the collection of western americana and the collection of german literature shortly afterward they were joined by the james marshall and marie louise osborn collection. Rebecca makkai is the author of the borrower the hundred year house which won the novel of the year award from the chicago writers association and music for wartime her work has appeared in the best american short stories harpers and tin house among others she lives outside chicago with her husband and two daughters
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