Ray Bradbury was a reader. His favorites were Buck Rogers, Tarzan, Dickens, Twain, and more. He filled his hungry imagination in his hometown library. Then he went on to a lifetime of writing with joy, gusto, love, and fun.

It was his imagination that produced Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, Dandelion Wine, and dozens of other stories, screenplays, and dramas that are enshrined forever in American culture.

How could the world experience Bradbury’s imagination in his library? How could the place he himself spent so much time dreaming and imagining be abandoned to time?


Ray Bradbury has published more than five hundred short stories, novels, plays, screenplays, television scripts, and verse. His timeless words touch the hearts of audiences young and old.

Ray Bradbury was a recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation. Bradbury's long life ended on June 5, 2012, at the age of 91.

Ray Bradbury's Works

"Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down." - Ray Bradbury