From Library Journal
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
The book also documents the building/collection of some of the finest libraries in existence.
If you love to read or to collect books and would like to know more about others who do so...grab this one and don't let go!
It is choc full of information, and has some beautiful black and white photographs, printed on very nice glossy paper.
If you are a book liver this book is full of facts and info! I kept looking up the places they talked about online!! Good read. It will be a reread!!Published 2 months ago by Andrea Anderson
This is full of information, and is a beautiful book. It is a good reference book. I love books. All kinds of books, prefer hardcovers. Read morePublished 5 months ago by mayzey
This is one of the most endearing works about books and bibliomania I have ever read. I intend to buy a hard copy and file it in my collection . Read morePublished 10 months ago by Murali Poduval
Lots (and lots and lots and lots and lots) of interesting information, but overall a rambling mess of a book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by KeithV
A wonderful book but too cumbersome to read in bed. It would be interesting to do a tour of libraries just the way one would visit the national parks or museums.Published 21 months ago by Shirley Dumesnil
This is that book that you cant put down. The one you wake up with nestled under your chin
, book sans dust jacket heavy laden abreast; numb thumb stuck just where you... Read more
Without a doubt, this book is a fascinating glimpse int the world of book-collecting. Thorough and intriguing it is one of those books that can be read over and over.Published on April 17, 2011 by Jane Austen 777
Unfortunately, I didn't manage to finish this whopper of a book before I had to return it to the library. Read morePublished on March 4, 2011 by Iona Main Stewart
"A Gentle Madness" is a book about bibliophiles, for bibliophiles. Nicholas Basbanes takes the reader on a tour of book-collecting in history and in the present, where we meet many... Read morePublished on November 28, 2009 by mirasreviews