Does anyone else love reading books about bibliophiles? There are so many books out there centred around books, and bookshops and libraries that we’re spoiled for choice. I absolutely loved The Book Thief, and Inkeart too, there’s just something about having a character that loves reading as much as I do!
So partly for my own reading pile, and for yours too I asked you guys to name your favourite books about books, and you certainly offered plenty of suggestions. I have added all these up, and here we have for you 33 books about books that you loved.
84 Charing Cross Road
By a very long way your favourite book about books is 84 Charing Cross Road, the eponymous address of the bookshop in the story. The book features a twenty year correspondence between the bookshop owner, and the author.
The Neverending Story is a German novel about Bastian Balthazar Bux who finds the book in an antiquarian book shop. In the UK and US the movie is more popular and this is possibly due to the fact that it was not translated from German until the movie release.
The Inkheart Trilogy is one of the most magical children’s stories ever written and I say that as an adult. Meggie loves reading so much, she reads the characters right off the pages. If you like to dive right into the story, you’ll love this.
16. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino
17. The Little Paris Bookshop – Nina George (Review)
18. The Bookman’s Tale – Charlie Lovett
19. When Books Went to War – Molly Guptill Manning
20. The Bibliophile Mystery Series – Kate Carlisle
And after the featured top 20, here we take the list to the full 32 books:
Bookman Series – John Dunning The City of Dreaming Books – Walter Moers The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie society – Annie Barrows The Jane Austen Book Club – Karen Joy Fowler Reading Lolita in Tehran – Azar Nafisi The Bookshop Book – Jen Campbell Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops – Jen Campbell The Mystery Man – Colin Bateman The Little Shop of Happy Ever After – Jenny Colgan The Book of Speculation – Erika Swyler A Fucked up Life in Books – Anon Ex Libris – Ann Fadiman