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Of course I'm going to read this book, it's about books, and what diehard reader worthy of the name isn't going to fall head over heels in love with it?
The announcement of a new book by Nicholas Basbanes is an occasion of joy for any devoted reader who loves reading about books.
Question: are book 'collectors' educated, or do they merely have a fetishistic reverence for education? Read morePublished on November 28, 2012 by Simon Barrett 'Il Penseroso'
Very many Americans have a respect for learning. I respect them (you) for it, and enthusiasm's a fine thing, but this is more like a Disney-train tour of culture than an actual... Read morePublished on November 14, 2012 by Simon Barrett 'Il Penseroso'
Chock full of anecdotes and stories this book is beautifully written, engrossing anyone with even the slightest interest in how reading effects us. Read morePublished on July 31, 2010 by vanchocstraw
Mr. Basbanes continues his stream of seemingly unending book lore in this splendacious volume of 12 essays and approximately 40 b&w photo illustrations. Read morePublished on May 30, 2010 by James M.
This is the best book I have ever read people that love books. I've read book lists, books about book collectors, books about bibliophiles, books where the author secludes himself... Read morePublished on May 23, 2010 by Kerryann Kenney
Basbanes has provided another well written,well researched book for serious readers,including some excellent interviews with the right people. Read morePublished on December 1, 2007 by Larry H. Atherton
Of course I'm going to read this book, it's about books, and what diehard reader worthy of the name isn't going to fall head over heels in love with it? Read morePublished on November 7, 2007 by Dana Stabenow
"Every Book its Reader"s is another book about books by Nicholas Basbanes. You may have seen the affable Basbanes on Book-TV. Read morePublished on April 16, 2007 by C. M Mills
Some like novels,some the classics,some plays,some history,some mysteries,some poetry,some philosophy,some military,some fiction,some non-fiction,some biographies,and on and... Read morePublished on April 10, 2007 by J. Guild