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A Pound of Paper is the book I wish I had read when I was much younger and was just starting to buy and collect books. Read morePublished 17 months ago by stephanvegoe
Whee! Now he's in Virginia. Now he's back in Australia. And now he's on his way to California.
Baxter tells the truth about his life as much as possible and does it in... Read more
I like this book. It was extremely well written book in which the author has a very unique sort of lazy and carefree manner or voice. Read morePublished on September 14, 2012 by C.L. Mershon
I have spent the last week enjoying this amusing memoir from a book collector. Some chapters can be skipped through, perhaps, quickly but all in all a lot of fun - great for an... Read morePublished on June 26, 2012 by Fergus
What a wonderful book this is. John Baxter shows us his real self and the things that matter the most to him. Read morePublished on December 29, 2011 by Robin Dearling
Very engaging book for biliophiles. Found myself in all the book nooks & crannies of the world. As a merchant seaman I have been to Hong Kong, Singapore, Paris, Copenhagen book... Read morePublished on October 3, 2011 by Seasoned Citizen
John Baxter grew up in rural Australia during the 1950s, and found that reading books was not highly regarded. Read morePublished on February 5, 2011 by Jennifer Cameron-Smith
I've been on a kick lately where I'm reading lots of "books about books," and/or "books about reading," which led me to pick this one up. Read morePublished on August 4, 2008 by A. Ross
The book is a mixture of tidbits about famous collectors, the author's coming of age in Australia, obscure collectibles/authors, and whatever else came to the author's mind. Read morePublished on March 14, 2005 by Virginia Allain