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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on September 9, 2012
Exactly as advertised.

Though one reviewer here seems to be imposing pedestrian expectations on this book, kindly ignore such banality. This book is short, sweet and to the point. It offers idiosyncratic lists of books based on the tastes of independent booksellers from around the country, along with brief profiles of the booksellers and the bookshops in which they work. If you had traveled the country and asked well-read booksellers for recommendations or discussed reading habits, this compilation is what you might get. In addition, it serves well to introduce independent bookstores one might visit. If you are tired of Oprah or books catering to "the general reader" (in other words, the bland supermarket fiction target of major modern publishing houses and their advertising machine or the 'classics' of numerous lists), or if you wish to avoid the generalized "what should I read now" lists, all of which are frighteningly similar in selections, then this particular book is a handy companion.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on August 18, 2012
This is not a compilation of must reads; it is a cultural harvest of booksellar's bookshelves. The lists give you a sense of personality, some you can ignore and others you must know more about immediately.
I've already read through it 3 times. Each time gives me a feeling that I'm learning secrets from the indie book world.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on September 3, 2012
Once you own a copy of Read this! books you may have never been inclined to read will make it to your "Must Read" list.
It is a wonderful resource for inspiration.
Every book club member should have a copy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 21, 2013
I had this out from the local library & knew I had to have it for years to come. Some lists are not to my taste, but most have me reading voraciously
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 18, 2013
Wonderful compilation of recommendations of books to read from those that know them best. Enjoyed checking off the ones I've already read and will use the listings to fuel my future selections. So much to read, so little time!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 7, 2012
this is simply a lovely little book - would be a great gift for a book lover/avid reader/bibliophile! complete with a checklist of the favorite books of many independent booksellers from across the USA, has re-lit my passion for the written word.
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on December 12, 2013
Cool book! Accessible and interesting choices from booksellers. Easy to pick up and put down, good explanations for some of the fav books, and it made me want to read many of their suggestions--esp when they were repeated.
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on June 16, 2013
Bought this for my wife, who likes it. Good fulfillment. Product performs exactly as described and expected. No problems of any type. I would order this product again.
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on September 24, 2014
I absolutely love this little book! Great suggestion on what to read next. I've been giving it away as a gift to fellow book lovers. Very highly recommend it.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A whole book of lists of books! What could be better? Fun to check off what I've already read through the years,f what I missed, and what I should take another look at. The lists come from bookstores across the country. Fun to see who recommends what based on sales and personal favorites and other reasons.
There is even some info on the bookstores themselves - location and how long they've been in business. A book for book lovers.
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