Saturday, May 16, 2009

Booksellers Pick Their Favorite Book Books

Is it any surprise that booksellers are obsessed with books? Using Twitter, my bookselling friends and I rapid-fired off this list of our favorite books about books. Thanks to @readandbreathe, @RichRennicks, and @bookavore for the great suggestions!

Essential Reading - Books About Books

  • If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
  • Reading in Bed by Steven Gilbar
  • Library at Night by Alberto Manguel
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  • Women Who Read Are Dangerous by Stefan Bollmann and Karen Joy Fowler
  • A Reading Life by Alberto Manguel
  • Living with Books by Alan Powers
  • On the Bookshelf by Henry Petroski
  • 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
  • People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The Dante Club (and others) by Matthew Pearl
  • The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  • On Reading by André Kertész
  • Possession by A.S. Byatt
  • Ex Libris by Ann Fadiman
  • A Gentle Madness by Nicholas A. Basbanes
  • Sixpence House by Paul Collins
  • Patience and Fortitude by Nicholas A. Basbanes
  • A Book of Books by Abelardo Morell and Nicholson Baker
  • The King's English by Betsy Burton
  • So Many Books by Gabriel Zaid
  • Booked to Die by John Dunning
  • Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • The Company They Kept by Robert B. Silvers and Barbara Epstein
  • Time Was Soft There by Jeremy Mercer
  • The Whole Five Feet by Christopher Beha
  • Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón and Lucia Graves

Posted by: Inkwell Michelle