15 Fabulous Books about Books

Is there anything better than to read a book… about a book, or books, or bookshops, or authors, or the pleasure and processes of reading, or collecting, or being addicted to books? The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett, one of AbeBooks’ bestsellers in 2009, was the latest addition to a long list of books about books (or in this case a book thief) to capture the attention of bibliophiles. With classics like Fahrenheit 451, The Haunted Bookshop, and 84, Charing Cross Road on this list, you cannot go wrong.

Sixpence House

Sixpence House by Paul Collins
  The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett
  The Book Thief

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  People of the Book

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  The Eyre Affair

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
84, Charing Cross Road

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
  A Gentle Madness

A Gentle Madness by Nicholas Basbanes
  Reading Lolita in Tehran

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
  A History of Reading

A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
  The Haunted Bookshop

The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
Ex Libris

Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman
  Books: A Memoir

Books: A Memoir by Larry McMurtry

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  Used and Rare

Used and Rare by Lawrence Goldstone
  Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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