Books about Books & Authors

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...

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.

 

THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Stephen Coles in Berlin on a...

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. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the last...

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...

The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons Bob Eckstein

THE ULTIMATE CARTOON BOOK OF BOOK CARTOONS is a wonderfully curated collection of cartoons all about books by some of the world's greatest cartoonists....

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THE LANDSCAPE: TRAVEL JOURNALS 1950-2013 gives readers a view of Ferlinghetti's adventure-filled life using mostly unpublished, handwritten notebooks.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 packed...

Blood, Bone, and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews Ted Geltner

BLOOD, BONE, AND MARROW: A BIOGRAPHY OF HARRY CREWS gives a true look at the outlaw writer whose personal life rivaled that of his darkest characters.

 

THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Ted Geltner on the title page while on tour with Michael Connelly (who wrote the foreword and also...

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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The Lost Book of the Grail Charlie Lovett

THE LOST BOOK OF THE GRAIL gives bibliophiles an inside look at historic works of literature and religion. These treasures are explained in the delightful relationship between a stodgy British librarian and a modern American gal who also adores books.

 

THIS COPY (shown below) was signed...