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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 18 months ago by Murali Poduval
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 on June 30, 2013 by Shirley Dumesnil
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
For quite some time now (more than 20 years) I have classified myself as a bibliophile. In my mind that means I love books... Read morePublished on April 10, 2009 by Benjamin Thomas
This was a good book, although a trifle long, and delving into area's of book collecting that I was not personally interested in. Read morePublished on September 20, 2008 by Richard J. Hackett
Ok not normal, but there are people out there that love books as much as I. Basbanes has created a brilliant collection of book collectors and collections. Read morePublished on January 7, 2008 by Kristy Caley
I doubt that I can add much to all of the praises that have already been written about "A Gentle Madness. Read morePublished on December 17, 2007 by L. Anslow
The only people impressed by Basbanes' books are those who don't really know very much about books, book collecting, libraries, or the antiquarian trade. Read morePublished on September 8, 2007 by T. Kelly