Anne of Green Gables is one of my favourite books for dropping literary quotes in among Anne’s daily happenings- there is always something intriguing, delightful, about spending time in the presence of books. It’s that magic that draws us to linger in bookshops, stroking the spikes of lovely editions- that makes us wonder what it would be like to work in a library or bookshop, surrounded by them daily. The wonder that
Books about books are surely one of a book lovers favourite things. A beautiful bookshop location or a mention of our favourite classic in a novel is one thing but whole books centred on the love of reading is another joy worth of delighting in. Books about books are surely one of a book lovers favourite things.
I’ve had the lovely pleasure of reading several books about books lately, mostly by happy coincidence- so I thought I would share with you- and you can let me know of any more you love in the comments!
A lovely epistolary book containing letters from Helene Hanff in America to book dealer in London, on Charing Cross Road. Their writing spans several years and seeing the friendship and love of books is a delight.
Nina makes a seemingly crazy decision to move to the Scottish Highlands and transform an old van into a travelling bookshop- her decision making, her journey and those she meets in the process make it a lovely easy read.
This bookish delight comes direct from the owner of a bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland, and his witty descriptions of his staff, customers and encounters with others are entertaining as well as containing challenging perspectives about the rise of Amazon vs. the independent bookshop.
A true delight for the booklover, this compilation of essays by Anne speaks right to the heart of the bookish, with bookish confessions, booklover problems and so many relatable things.
Some others on my to be read list :