Considering that the link above is from one of the greatest websites about books, I’m a little dissappointed with how simple it is. I was hoping to be able to share a larger portion of the article here. Alas, I shall leave the exploration to you.
The article is about 50 books about books that booklovers will probably love. It was an interesting list to read through. Here are some of the highlights:
A Reader on Reading by Alberto Manguel sounds interesting.
The Book in the Renaissance is probably very dense, but sounds like an interesting study.
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover. I picked up a copy of this book at Powell’s this summer and am quite excited to get to it…which hopefully will be soon.
For you history lovers out there, this one sounds amazing. I’ve read other reviews about it, all praise it highly. It is called Lost Rights: The Misadventures of a Stolen American Relic by Davie Howard. It is the story of a stolen original copy of the Bill of Rights.
I just read about this book today. It has to be a funny book. The Englishman Who Posted Himself and Other Curious Objects by John Tingey is about W. Reginald Bray who took full advantage of England’s rules for mail. He mailed all sorts of absurd items, including himself. Sounds like a very fun read.
There are also a couple of books listed in the fiction section that are noteworthy. The first being The Night Bookmobile. This is a graphic novel (and I think more of a children’s book) by the author that wrote The Time Traveler’s Wife. I’ve had my eye on this book, too.
Beatrice and Virgil: A Novel by Yann Martel is mentioned, but I’m still not sure I can give this one a full recommendation. You want to read something by Martel? Get Life of Pi. Holy cow, that is an amazing book. I’ll never stop singing its praises.
The list I’ve provided here is just a snapshot. Be sure to click on the link above to read over the full list in all its glory.
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