Books about Books

My Bookstore Rick Bragg

MY BOOKSTORE: WRITERS CELEBRATE THEIR FAVORITE PLACES TO BROWSE, READ AND SHOP was a collaborative effort by Ronald Rice (editor), Richard Russo (introduction), Leif Parsons (illustrator), and dozens of Americas finest authors writing about their favorite bookstores. We are proud to have been included and that Rick...

My Southern Journey Rick Bragg

MY SOUTHERN JOURNEY: TRUE STORIES FROM THE HEART OF THE SOUTH  is the first time Rick Bragg's portraits of Southern life are combined in one volume. Reading My Southern Journey is the next best thing to sitting on the front porch with Rick Bragg.

 

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The Bookshop Book Jen Campbell

THE BOOKSHOP BOOK  is a love letter to booksellers and sicko book people around the world. Fans of bookstores can discover the oldest and the smallest across six continents, as well as those on boats, busses and run-down railway stations. Please excuse our pride, but we're honored to be one of the sixteen bookshops in...

The Anatomy of Type Stephen Coles

THE ANATOMY OF TYPE: A GRAPHIC GUIDE TO 100 TYPEFACES – EXAMINING SHOULDERS, SPINES AND TAILS IN DETAIL explores one hundred traditional and modern typefaces in loving detail. What a unique gift for a lover of books.

 

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My Reading Life Pat Conroy

MY READING LIFE My Reading Life is a love letter to readers allowing all to share in Pat's favorite writers and titles, as well as finding what all was involved in hooking him on reading.

 

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Footnotes From the World’s Greatest Bookstores Bob Eckstein

FOOTNOTES FROM THE WORLD’S GREATEST BOOKSTORES is a classic for book lovers and an incredible gift for every coffee table. The beautiful images and neat stories should inspire many "sicko book people" (as we lovingly refer to our customers and supporters) to visit as many of these "shrines to readers" as possible in...

Writing Across The Landscape* Lawrence Ferlinghetti

WRITING ACROSS THE LANDSCAPE: TRAVEL JOURNALS 1950-2013* gives readers a view of Ferlinghetti's adventure-filled life using mostly unpublished, handwritten notebooks. There are reports on his war years, his time in Cuba and Haiti and even his journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway. These pages are...

The Art of Memoir Mary Karr

THE ART OF MEMOIR lays bare to her readers the lessons she taught her graduate students for thirty years. This is an elegant and accessible exploration into one of the most popular literary forms.

 

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Paper: Paging Through History Mark Kurlansky

PAPER: PAGING THROUGH HISTORY adds to the discussion of the future of our planet. After digesting these brilliant words about paper's origins and production, as well as its influence, are we headed for a paperless society. This learned author thinks not.  

 

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First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen Charlie Lovett

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: A NOVEL OF OLD BOOKS, UNEXPECTED LOVE, AND JANE AUSTEN is two stories in one book - Jane Austen in her heyday and a present-day recent Oxford graduate working at a bookshop. Bibliophiles and Jane Austen fans will love this novel about the joys of a life lived in books.

 

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