Books on Books

A selection of books about books and reading.

Last modified Apr 3 2010

Book Collecting 2000
Allen and Patricia Ahearn
Writing from the Heart
Nancy Slonim Aronie
A Gentle Madness
by Nicholas A. Basbanes
Patience & Fortitude
by Nicholas A. Basbanes
Among the Gently Mad
by Nicholas A. Basbanes
A Splendor of Letters
by Nicholas A. Basbanes
A Pound of Paper
by John Baxter
How to Read and Why
by Harold Bloom
ABC For Book Collectors
by John Carter
Sixpence House
by Paul Collins
Great Books
by David Denby
Readings: Essays and Literary Entertainments
by Michael Dirda
The Most Wonderful Books
Edited by Michael Dorris and Emilie Buchwald
At Home With Books: How Booklovers Live With and Care for Their Libraries
by Estelle Ellis, Caroline Seebohm and Christopher Simon Sykes
Book Finds: How to Find, Buy, and Sell Used and Rare Books
by Ian C Ellis
Book Business
by Jason Epstein
Ex Libris
by Anne Fadiman
Party of One: The Selected Writings of Clifton Fadiman
by Clifton Fadiman
How to Read Literature Like a Professor
by Thomas C. Foster
Edited by Laura Furman & Elinore Standard
Good Books
by Steven Gilbar
Reading in Bed
Edited by Steven Gilbar
Used and Rare
by Lawrence & Nancy Goldstone
Slightly Chipped
by Lawrence & Nancy Goldstone
Warmly Inscribed
by Lawrence & Nancy Goldstone
Out of the Flames
by Lawrence & Nancy Goldstone
Q's Legacy
by Helene Hanff
84, Charing Cross Road
by Helene Hanff
The Quotable Book Lover
Edited by Ben Jacobs & Helena Hjalmarsson
Speaking of Books
Edited by Rob Kaplan and Harold Rabinowitz
The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life
by Steve Leveen
Great Novelists and their Novels,: Essays on the Ten Greatest Novels of the World and the Men and Women Who Wrote Them
by W. Somerset Maugham
So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading
by Sara Nelson
100 One-Night Reads: A Book Lover's Guide
by David C. Major and John S. Major
Lost Classics
Edited by Michael Ondaatje, Michael Redhill, Esta Spalding and Linda Spalding
The Book that Changed My Life
Edited by Diane Osen
Book Lust
by Nancy Pearl
More Book Lust
by Nancy Pearl
How Reading Changed My Life
by Anna Quindlen
by Tom Raabe
Everybody's Favourites: Canadians Talk about Books That Changed Their Lives
by Arlene Perly Rae
A Passion for Books
Edited by Harold Rabinowitz and Rob Kaplan
Ruined by Reading
by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
For the Love of Books
Edited by Ronald B. Schwartz
100 Best Books for Children
Edited by Anita Silvey
The New York Public Library Literature Companion
Edited by Anne Skillion
The Child that Books Built
by Francis Spufford
Reading Matters: Five Centuries of Discovering Books
by Margaret Willes
So Many Books
by Gabriel Zaid

See also:

W. Warnick's Books about Books list (Amazon Listmania)
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