I’d Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers

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Chronicle Books LLC #ad - In this visual ode to all things bookish, readers will get lost in page after page of beautiful contemporary art, photography, and illustrations depicting the pleasures of books. Rounded out with poems, quotations, this lovingly curated compendium is a love letter to all things literary, and aphorisms celebrating the joys of reading, and the perfect thing for bookworms everywhere.

Artwork from the likes of jane mount, and sophie blackall is interwoven with text from essayist Maura Kelly, bestselling author Gretchen Rubin, Lisa Congdon, Julia Rothman, and award-winning author and independent bookstore owner Ann Patchett. For anyone who'd rather be reading than doing just about anything else, this ebook is the ultimate must-have.

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I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life

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Baker Books #ad - Our books shape us, enchant us, define us, and even sometimes infuriate us. Known as a reading tastemaker through her popular podcast what Should I Read Next?, Bogel invites book lovers into a community of like-minded people to discover new ways to approach literature, learn fascinating new things about books and publishing, and reflect on the role reading plays in their lives.

The perfect gift for the bibliophile in everyone's life, I'd Rather Be Reading will command an honored place on the overstuffed bookshelves of any book lover. In this collection of charming and relatable reflections on the reading life, the place where they first fell in love with reading, beloved blogger and author Anne Bogel leads readers to remember the book that first hooked them, and all of the moments afterward that helped make them the reader they are today.

I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life #ad - For so many people, reading isn't just a hobby or a way to pass the time--it's a lifestyle. Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can't imagine life without them. I'd rather be reading is the perfect literary companion for everyone who feels that way.

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Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany

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Chronicle Books LLC #ad - Perfect gift for book lovers, jane mount brings literary people, writers and your book clubBook lovers rejoice! In this love letter to all things bookish, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations. Readers of jane mount's bibliophile will delight in:touring the world's most beautiful bookstorestesting their knowledge of the written word with quizzesFinding their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of booksSampling the most famous fictional mealsPeeking inside the workspaces of their favorite authorsA source of endless inspiration, English majors, literary facts and recommendations: Bibliophile is pure bookish joy and sure to enchant book clubbers, aspiring writers, poetry devotees, and any and all who identify as book lovers.

If you have read or own: i’d rather be reading: the delights and dilemmas of the reading life; the written world: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization; or How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines; then you will want to read and own Jane Mount's Bibliophile.

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Book Love

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Andrews McMeel Publishing #ad - Book Love #ad - Debbie tung’s comics are humorous and instantly recognizable—making readers laugh while precisely conveying the thoughts and habits of book nerds. Book love is the ideal gift to let a book lover know they’re understood and appreciated. Book love is a gift book of comics tailor-made for tea-sipping, spine-sniffing, book-hoarding bibliophiles.

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The Bookshop Book

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Constable #ad - And that's just the beginning. Fold-out bookshops, undercover bookshops, this-is-the-best-place-I've-ever-been-to-bookshops. The bookshop book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world. A good bookshop is not just about selling books from shelves, but reaching out into the world and making a difference.

David almond the bookshop book includes interviews and quotes from David Almond, Jacqueline Wilson, Audrey Niffenegger, Jeanette Winterson and many, Ian Rankin, Tracy Chevalier, many others. Bookshops on boats, on buses, and in old run-down train stations. We're not talking about rooms that are just full of books.

From the oldest bookshop in the world, and looks at over three hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents sadly, to the smallest you could imagine, The Bookshop Book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, we've yet to build a bookshop down in the South Pole.

The Bookshop Book #ad - Meet sarah and her book barge sailing across the sea to France; meet Sebastien, in Mongolia, who sells books to herders of the Altai mountains; meet the bookshop in Canada that's invented the world's first antiquarian book vending machine. We're talking about bookshops in barns, disused factories, converted churches and underground car parks.

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Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments from Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers

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Clarkson Potter #ad - A new york times bestsellerfrom the beloved New Yorker cartoonist comes a collection of paintings and stories from some of the world’s most cherished bookstores. This collection of 75 evocative paintings and colorful anecdotes invites you into the heart and soul of every community: the local bookshop, charms, each with its own quirks, and legendary stories.

The book features an incredible roster of great bookstores from across the globe and stories from writers, terry gross, Alice Munro, Neil Gaiman, Mark Maron, Jonathan Ames, Dave Eggers, including David Bowie, Roz Chast, Philip Glass, Bob Odenkirk, Amitav Ghosh, Tom Wolfe, Molly Crabapple, Jonathan Lethem, Chris Ware, Deepak Chopra, Ann Patchett, thinkers and artists of our time, and many more.

Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments from Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers #ad - Page by page, and book-sellers that is at once heartfelt, bittersweet, bookstores, Eckstein perfectly captures our lifelong love affair with books, and cheerfully confessional.

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Book Girl: A Journey through the Treasures and Transforming Power of a Reading Life

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Tyndale Momentum #ad - In book girl, how sarah’s parents raised her to be a reader—and what you can do to cultivate a love of reading in the growing readers around you, you’ll discover:how reading can strengthen your spiritual life and deepen your faith, how stories form your sense of identity, why a journey through classic literature might be just what you need and where to begin, and20+ annotated book lists, including some old favorites and many new discoveries.

Whether you’ve long considered yourself a reader or have dreams of becoming one, Book Girl will draw you into the life-giving journey of becoming a woman who reads and lives well. When you hear a riveting story, does it thrill your heart and stir your soul? Do you hunger for truth and goodness? Do you secretly relate to Belle’s delight in the library in Beauty and the Beast?If so, you may be on your way to being a book girl.

Book Girl: A Journey through the Treasures and Transforming Power of a Reading Life #ad - Books were always Sarah Clarkson’s delight. But what she came to realize as an adult was just how powerfully books had shaped her as a woman to live a story within that world, to be a lifelong learner, to grasp hope in struggle, and to create and act with courage. She’s convinced that books can do the same for you.

Join sarah in exploring the reading life as a gift and an adventure, one meant to enrich, broaden, and delight you in each season of your life as a woman. Raised in the company of the lively anne of green gables, she discovered reading early on as a daily gift, and the wise Austen heroines, the brave Pevensie children of Narnia, a way of encountering the world in all its wonder.

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Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian's Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life

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Flatiron Books #ad - From breaking up with the giving tree a dysfunctional relationship book if ever there was one, with all of its ups and downs, to her love letter to The Time Traveler’s Wife a novel less about time travel and more about the life of a marriage, Spence will make you think of old favorites in a new way.

Some books, on the other hand, disappoint you so much you want to throw them against the wall. A librarian's laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and breakup notes to the books in her life. If you love to read, and presumably you do since you’ve picked up this book !, you know that some books affect you so profoundly they forever change the way you think about the world.

Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian's Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life #ad - Filled with suggested reading lists, sometimes surprisingly poignant, Spence’s take on classic and contemporary books is very much like the best of literature—sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, and filled with universal truths. In dear fahrenheit 451, librarian Annie Spence has crafted love letters and breakup notes to the iconic and eclectic books she has encountered over the years.

A celebration of reading, dear fahrenheit 451 is for anyone who loves nothing more than curling up with a good book…and another, and another, and another! . Either way, it’s clear that a book can be your new soul mate or the bad relationship you need to end.

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Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult

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Simon & Schuster #ad - So how did we get from there to “let the wild rumpus start”? and now that we’re living in a golden age of children’s literature, what can adults get out of reading Where the Wild Things Are and Goodnight Moon, using context and biography to understand how some of the most insightful, or Charlotte’s Web and Little House on the Prairie? A “delightful excursion” The Wall Street Journal, creative, from fairy tales to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Wild Things revisits the classics of every American childhood, and explores the back stories of their creators, and witty authors and illustrators of their times created their often deeply personal masterpieces.

Along the way, handy learns what the cat in the hat says about anarchy and absentee parenting, which themes are shared by The Runaway Bunny and Portnoy’s Complaint, and why Ramona Quimby is as true an American icon as Tom Sawyer or Jay Gatsby. An irresistible, nostalgic, insightful—and “consistently intelligent and funny” The New York Times Book Review—ramble through classic children’s literature from Vanity Fair contributing editor and father of two Bruce Handy.

Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult #ad - The dour new england primer, thought to be the first American children’s book, was first published in Boston in 1690 White, wild things is “a spirited, perceptive, and just outright funny account that will surely leave its readers with a new appreciation for childhood favorites” Publishers Weekly.

It’s a profound, eye-opening experience to re-encounter books that you once treasured decades ago. Offering children gems of advice such as “Strive to learn” and “Be not a dunce, ” it was no fun at all. Taylor, and E.

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The Diary of a Bookseller

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Melville House #ad - . And perhaps none are quirkier than the charmingly cantankerous bookseller Bythell himself turns out to be. It seemed like a book-lover's paradise. A wry and hilarious account of life at a bookshop in a remote scottish village"among the most irascible and amusing bookseller memoirs I've read. Dwight garner, new york Times "Warm, witty and laugh-out-loud funny.

. Daily mail the diary of a bookseller is shaun bythell's funny and fascinating memoir of a year in the life at the helm of The Bookshop, eccentric customers, in the small village of Wigtown, unusual staff, Scotland—and of the delightfully odd locals, and surreal buying trips that make up his life there as he struggles to build his business .

The Diary of a Bookseller #ad - And be polite. When bythell first thought of taking over the store, with over one hundred thousand books in a glorious old house with twisting corridors and roaring fireplaces, set in a tiny, it seemed like a great idea: The Bookshop is Scotland's largest second-hand store, beautiful town by the sea.

. In this wry and hilarious diary, he tells us what happened next—the trials and tribulations of being a small businessman; of learning that customers can be, um, eccentric; and of wrangling with his own staff of oddballs such as ski-suit-wearing, dumpster-diving Nicky. Slowly, with a mordant wit and keen eye, Bythell is seduced by the growing charm of small-town life, despite —or maybe because of—all the peculiar characters there.

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Book Towns: Forty Five Paradises of the Printed Word

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Frances Lincoln #ad - From hay-on-wye in wales to ureña in spain, Fjaerland in Norway to Jimbochu in Japan, around 40 semi-official book towns now exist around the world. But until now, there has been no complete directory of their location, history and charm. Book towns takes readers on a richly illustrated tour of these captivating, dedicated havens of literature, outlining the origins and development of each community, and offering practical travel advice.

Explore bustling book markets in Calcutta and Buenos Aires, and pop-up shops in old churches, ferry waiting rooms and stables. A stylish and original guide, it is the perfect gift for both book lovers and travel enthusiasts.  .

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