The film explores people's relationship with the book as we advance into the digital era of reading; the opening of the New Beaney library in Canterbury provided the opportunity to do just this. The Beaney is resurrected and a new modern atrium, library and galleries are added to the historic Institute. The old and the new building are paralleled through the film’s theme of the physical book ‘versus’ the modern e-reader. This discussion, mixed with thought-provoking images and sounds of the building, artefacts and its people present an engaging portrait of the library. Poetry - especially written for the film - about books, libraries and reading, accompany the film maker’s playful exploration of the time and space.

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