The Book Addict: Stories of Bibliomania

Mount San Antonio College/Philosophy Group - It is a judicious selection on bibliomania from such distinguished authors as Eugene Field, Christopher Morley, and Issac Disraeli. This text contains a number of timeless essays from several classic and mostly out of print works focusing on the love of books, organizing one's library, collecting books, and how books become lost over time.

Book Towns: Forty Five Paradises of the Printed Word

Frances Lincoln - While the uk has the best-known examples at hay, featuring locations such as Jimbochu in Japan, Wigtown and Sedbergh, College Street in Calcutta, the book has a broad international appeal, and major unofficial “book cities” such as Buenos Aires. The so-called “book towns” of the world are dedicated havens of literature, and the ultimate dream of book lovers everywhere.

Book towns takes readers on a richly illustrated tour of the 40 semi-officially recognized literary towns around the world and outlines the history and development of each community, and offers practical travel advice. Many book towns have emerged in areas of marked attraction, such as Ureña in Spain or Fjaerland in Norway, where bookshops have been set up in buildings including former ferry waiting rooms and banks.

The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders

Counterpoint - Ancient libraries, scientific libraries, memorial libraries, personal libraries, their secrets, their prizes, grand baroque libraries, clandestine libraries: Stuart Kells tells the stories of their creators, and their fate. Excellent. It’s a celebration of books as objects, a celebration of the anthropology and physicality of books and bookish space, and an account of the human side of these hallowed spaces by a leading and passionate bibliophile.

More important, he learned that stories about libraries are stories about people, containing every possible human drama. To research this book, kells traveled around the world with his young family like modern-day “Library Tourists. Kells discovered that all the world’s libraries are connected in beautiful and complex ways, that in the history of libraries, fascinating patterns are created and repeated over centuries.

The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders - Some still exist today; some are lost, like those of Herculaneum and Alexandria; some have been sold or dispersed; and some never existed, such as those libraries imagined by J. R. R. The best are magical, fabled places whose fame has become part of the cultural wealth they are designed to preserve. Tolkien, and jorge Luis Borges, Umberto Eco, among others.

The library is a fascinating and engaging exploration of libraries as places of beauty and wonder.

The Book: An Homage

David R Godine - Or recover the smell of ink on paper, or the pleasure of good margins and letter-spaced capitals. There's a hole in the heart of humanity that only books like The Book can fill. This condensed history of the printed word along with the dashing and mildly provocative line-cut illustrations of Line Hoven will embolden you to speak out and insure its future.

For those wanting to keep their hard copies close and chat with friends about the joy books have brought into their lives, The Book offers up a kindred spirit. With anecdotes of serendipitously finding vintage copies of literary classics and bemoaning the loaned book you'll never get back, Spinnen reminds us that even if the eBook has made reading during a commute easier, it will never bring us as much pride as a well-stocked shelf.

The Book: An Homage - German author burkhard spinnen revisits moments of bibliophilia mixed with anguish through a personal and historical journey of the books we encounter and the places we meet them.

The Diary of a Bookseller

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Remarkable Books: The World's Most Beautiful and Historic Works

DK - A beautiful and enthralling guide to more than 80 of the world’s most celebrated, rare, and important written works, from the Dead Sea Scrolls to Anne Frank’s diary to the first Penguin paperbacks. Remarkable books delves into the stories behind the most incredible tomes ever produced, offering an insight into their wider social and cultural contexts.

Spotlighting ancient and modern masterpieces, Remarkable Books is chronologically ordered to demonstrate the correlations between the growth in human knowledge and advancements in the bookmaking process. Alongside breathtaking images of the books and manuscripts discussed, each exquisite chapter charts the evolution and legacy of these landmark books and the people who produced them.

The Diary of a Bookseller

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Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions

Yale University Press - With insight and passion, the author underscores the universal centrality of books and their unique importance to a democratic, civilized, and engaged society. In june 2015 alberto manguel prepared to leave his centuries-old village home in France’s Loire Valley and reestablish himself in a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

In this poignant and personal reevaluation of his life as a reader, the author illuminates the highly personal art of reading and affirms the vital role of public libraries. Packing up his enormous, books and collectors, store, choosing which books to keep, order and disorder, 000‑volume personal library, or cast out, 35, Manguel found himself in deep reverie on the nature of relationships between books and readers, memory and reading.

Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions - Manguel’s musings range widely, from delightful reflections on the idiosyncrasies of book lovers to deeper analyses of historic and catastrophic book events, including the burning of ancient Alexandria’s library and contemporary library lootings at the hands of ISIS. Bbc radio 4 book of the week a best-selling author and world-renowned bibliophile meditates on his vast personal library and champions the vital role of all libraries.

Bookshops: A Reader's History Biblioasis International Translation Series

Biblioasis - Jorge carrion brings page-turning excitement to the extended essay form. Iain sinclairjorge carrion collects bookshops: from gotham book mart and the Strand Bookstore in New York City to City Lights Bookshop and Green Apple Books in San Francisco and all the bright spots in between Prairie Lights, Tattered Cover, and countless others.

In this thought-provoking, vivid, and entertaining essay, Carrion meditates on the importance of the bookshop as a cultural and intellectual space. Bookshops is the best kind of biblio-mystery, in which a cultivated and civilized detective guides us through the labyrinth of the world's stores, stopping to talk for a while, before plunging off on the next fascinating diversion.

Bookshops: A Reader's History Biblioasis International Translation Series - Filled with anecdotes from the histories of some of the famous and not-so-famous shops he visits on his travels, thoughtful considerations of challenges faced by bookstores, and fascinating digressions on their political and social impact, Bookshops is both a manifesto and a love letter to these spaces that transform readers’ lives.

Jorge carrion is a writer and literary critic. His published works include essays, novels and travel writing, novellas, and his articles have appeared in National Geographic and Lonely Planet Magazine.

I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life

Baker Books - For so many people, reading isn't just a hobby or a way to pass the time--it's a lifestyle. Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can't imagine life without them. I'd rather be reading is the perfect literary companion for everyone who feels that way. In this collection of charming and relatable reflections on the reading life, the place where they first fell in love with reading, beloved blogger and author Anne Bogel leads readers to remember the book that first hooked them, and all of the moments afterward that helped make them the reader they are today.

Our books shape us, define us, enchant us, and even sometimes infuriate us. Known as a reading tastemaker through her popular podcast what Should I Read Next?, learn fascinating new things about books and publishing, Bogel invites book lovers into a community of like-minded people to discover new ways to approach literature, and reflect on the role reading plays in their lives.

I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life - The perfect gift for the bibliophile in everyone's life, I'd Rather Be Reading will command an honored place on the overstuffed bookshelves of any book lover.

The Library Book

Simon & Schuster - It is also a master journalist’s reminder that, perhaps especially in the digital era, they are more necessary than ever. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. A reese witherspoon x hello sunshine book club pick a washington post top 10 book of the year * a new york times bestseller and new york times notable book of 2018 “a constant pleasure to read…Everybody who loves books should check out The Library Book.

The washington post “captivatinG…DELIGHTFUL. Christian science monitor * “exquisitely written, consiSTENTLY ENTERTAINING. The new york times * “mesmerizing…RIVETING. Booklist starred review a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution—and an investigation into one of its greatest mysteries—from the bestselling author hailed as a “national treasure” by The Washington Post.

On the morning of april 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. Brimming with her signature wit, and talent for deep research, compassion, The Library Book is Susan Orlean’s thrilling journey through the stacks that reveals how these beloved institutions provide much more than just books—and why they remain an essential part of the heart, mind, insight, and soul of our country.

The Library Book - In the library book, orlean chronicles the lapl fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity; brings each department of the library to vivid life through on-the-ground reporting; studies arson and attempts to burn a copy of a book herself; reflects on her own experiences in libraries; and reexamines the case of Harry Peak, the blond-haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the LAPL more than thirty years ago.

Library one of the best in the world, to the current staff, who do heroic work every day to ensure that their institution remains a vital part of the city it serves.