“During the Bosnian war, a group of men and women risked their lives to rescue thousands of irreplaceable Islamic manuscripts – and preserve a nation’s history. Amid bullets and bombs, this handful of passionate book-lovers safeguarded more than 10,000 unique, hand-written antique books and documents – the most important texts held by Sarajevo’s Gazi Husrav Beg Library, founded in 1537.”
Sadly, unless you are living in the UK, you’re not able to watch the documentary.
I don’t have priceless manuscripts, but I would hate for something to happen to my library.
This makes me think of People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks, have you read it?
I have not read this book, but it’s on my tbr list.