Byline: Abby Alford Chief Reporter
A CRUNCH meeting to decide the fate of thousands of rare books takes place today as pressure to save them mounts from the Welsh Assembly Government.
Cardiff Council is set to hold 11th-hour talks with academics to discuss the possibility of them retaining some of the rare texts after Heritage Minister Alun Ffred Jones expressed his "disquiet" over the plan to sell them off.
The authority wants to auction off 18,000 books, including a 16th century Bible, to raise money to improve libraries across the city. It has said the ad-hoc collection of books have seldom been used over the past two decades.
But the strategy …