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Books for Bibliophiles

Fiction and non-fiction about books and reading.

Basbanes, Nicholas
A Gentle Madness
Z992.B34 1995
A whimsical trip through the history of bibliomania.
Hornby, Nick
Housekeeping Vs. Dirt
PR6058.O689 H68 2006x
A collection of essays on books and reading, first published in Believer magazine.
Krauss, Nicole
The History of Love
Reading, writing, and the fuzzy boundaries of life and literature illuminate this love story.
Perez-Reverte, Arturo
The Club Dumas
Lucas Corso travels the world, searching for a mysterious book.
Ruiz Zafon, Carlos
The Shadow of the Wind
A young boy's selection from Barcelona's "Graveyard of Books" leads to a life-long literary adventure.
Setterfield, Diane
The Thirteenth Tale
A reclusive author hires a mild-mannered bookstore assistant to write her biography.
Vonnegut, Kurt
Everyone gets a decade-long do-over, thanks to a sci-fi novelist.