the library due to infirmity and/ or old age, it’s very valuable. And when put in context of possible, theoretical closures of actual libraries as well, not sure it’s a good road to go down if can be avoided.
How about Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn? Incredibly clever writing and storytelling. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks is quite a modern classic. I also really enjoyed The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker