Books About Books

Books about: other books, literacy in general, writers, bookstores, literary culture. Usually non-fiction, but can be fiction as long as books are a central plot theme.


Eligible: A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts
Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre
Crime and Poetry (Magical Bookshop, #1)
The Books That Changed My Life: Reflections by 100 Authors, Actors, Musicians, and Other Remarkable People
The Palace of Glass (The Forbidden Library, #3)
Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys Around Shakespeare’s Globe
Quiet Neighbors
The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction
A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes, #1)
Jane Steele
The Madwoman Upstairs
The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End
The Literature Book
The Little Paris Bookshop
The Bookseller
The Madwoman Upstairs
The Reader on the 6.27
The Red Notebook
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops
Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre
The Island of Dr. Libris
Ways to Disappear
Among Others
Book Scavenger (Book Scavenger #1)
The Masked City (The Invisible Library, #2)
Crime and Poetry (Magical Bookshop, #1)
Every Exquisite Thing
The Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferFahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyThe Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle ZevinThe Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
My favourite books about books
84 books — 44 voters
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz ZafónThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-ReverteThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane SetterfieldDer Name der Rose by Umberto Eco
Biblioquest
13 books — 30 voters

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferThe Eyre Affair by Jasper FfordeThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Uncommon Reader by Alan BennettThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Book Riot List of Books about Books
63 books — 7 voters
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz ZafónThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield84, Charing Cross Road by Helene HanffThe Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle ZevinMr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Books About Books and Bookstores
59 books — 15 voters


Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1)
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1)
The Book Thief
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
The Thirteenth Tale
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
Fahrenheit 451
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
84, Charing Cross Road
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Inkheart (Inkworld, #1)
The Uncommon Reader
People of the Book
Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession


Susan Meissner
Susan Meissner Stars Over Sunset Boulevard
Her Favorite Books About Gone with the Wind: Don't think about it tomorrow! Read these picks now from the author of Stars Over Sunset Boulevard, set during the making of the iconic film.
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Gabrielle Zevin
And then, despite the fact that A. J. does not believe in God, he closes his eyes and thanks whomever, the higher power, with all his porcupine heart.
Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Joe Queenan
Electronic books are ideal for people who value the information contained in them, or who have vision problems, or who like to read on the subway, or who do not want other people to see how they are amusing themselves, or who have storage and clutter issues, but they are useless for people who are engaged in an intense, lifelong love affair with books. Books that we can touch; books that we can smell; books that we can depend on.
Joe Queenan, One for the Books

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