The heart of intellectual Iraq was Mutannabi Street, the booksellers' alley in Baghdad. But it was bombed in March this year. "Aloud at Central Library"
will memorialize Mutannabi Street with readings and music on November
19. KCRW explores literature's place in Iraqi culture, as General
Manager Ruth Seymour speaks to NPR's Deborah Amos, her Iraqi translator, and local bookseller Doug Dutton.