Summer Reads 2012 - Book Love


Books about Books


84 Charing Cross Road

About the Author

The Anthologist

Arthur & George

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Beatrice and Virgil

The Case of the Missing Books

Chapters and Verse

The Children’s Book

The Cookbook Collector

Bedlam Burning

The Book Thief

The Bookshop

The Dante Club

Dewey's Nine Lives

The Eyre Affair

Fahrenheit 451

Foucault's Pendulum

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Grand Complication

The Haunted Bookshop

The History of Love


Jane and the Man of the Cloth : Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery

Murder at the Library of Congress

The Night Bookmobile

Parnassus on Wheels

People of the Book

Perfect Reader 


Rule of Four

Secret of Lost Things

The Shadow of the Wind

Silent Wing

The Stolen Blue

The Thirteenth Tale

Watermark: A Novel of the Middle Ages




84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Book by book : notes on reading and life by Michael Dirda

Books : a living history by Martyn Lyons

Books : a memoir by Larry McMurtry

This Book is overdue! : how librarians and cybrarians can save us all by Marilyn Johnson

Booknotes : America's finest authors on reading, writing, and the power of ideas

Bound to please : an extraordinary one-volume literary education : essays on great writers and their books by Michael Dirda

Casanova was a book lover by John Hamilton

The Case for books : past, present, and future by Robert Darnton

Caught in the act : the decisive reading of some notable men and women and its influence on their actions and attitudes by Edwin Castagna

Content nation : surviving and thriving as social media changes our work, our lives, and our future by John Blossom

A Dangerous profession : a book about the writing life by Frederick Busch

Every book its reader : the power of the printed word to stir the world by Nicholas A. Basbanes

The Gutenberg elegies : the fate of reading in an electronic age by Sven Birkerts

How reading changed my life by Anna Quindlen

How to read a book by Mortimer J. Adler

How to read literature like a professor by Thomas C. Foster

The Late age of print : everyday book culture from consumerism to control by Ted Striphas

Leave me alone, I'm reading : finding and losing myself in books by Maureen Corrigan

The Library at night by Alberto Manguel

The Lost art of reading : why books matter in a distracted time by David L. Ulin

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Bartlett

Minders of make-believe : idealists, entrepreneurs, and the shaping of American children's literature by Leonard S. Marcus

My Reading life by Pat Conroy

Promised land : thirteen books that changed America by Jay Parini

Raising bookworms : getting kids reading for pleasure and empowerment by Emma Walton Hamilton

A Reading diary by Alberto Manguel

Reading is my window : books and the art of reading in women's prisons by Megan Sweeney

Reading matters : what the research reveals about reading, libraries, and community by Catherine Sheldrick Ross

The Reading promise : my father and the books we shared by Alice Ozma

Reading with the stars : why they love libraries by Leonard Kniffel

Reading women : how the great books of feminism changed my life by Stephanie Staal

Running the books : the adventures of an accidental prison librarian by Avi Steinberg

Sixpence House: Lost in a Town of Books by Paul Collins

Steering the craft : exercises and discussions on story writing for the lone navigator or the mutinous crew by Ursula K. Le Guin.

Tolstoy and the purple chair : my year of magical reading by Nina Sankovitch

What to read when : the books and stories to read with your child and all the best times to read them by Pam Allyn

The Yellow-lighted bookshop : a memoir, a history by Lewis Buzbee

You've got to read this book! : 55 people tell the story of the book that changed their life ed Jack Canfield