Today is Book Lover’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than by reading books about books! Over the years, readers have fallen in love with books like Reading Lolita in Tehran and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and the books we’re featuring embrace that same joy of reading that only book lovers can understand.
How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry
The enchanting story of a bookshop, its grieving owner, a supportive literary community, and the extraordinary power of books to heal the heart. Enter the world of Nightingale Books for a serving of romance, long-held secrets, and unexpected hopes for the future.
Books for Living by Will Schwalbe
From the author of the beloved New York Times bestselling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity. Rich with stories and recommendations, Books for Living is a treasure for everyone who loves books and loves to hear the answer to the question: “What are you reading?”
The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel by Nina George
Monsieur Perdu, owner of a floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart. But can he fix his own? Filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people’s lives.
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
Collecting books can be a dangerous prospect in this fun, time-traveling, fantasy adventure. The Invisible Library series follows Irene, a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all of the different realities, and follows her as she is caught in a web of deadly danger, conflicting clues, and sinister secret societies.
Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship by Michelle Kuo
A memoir of race, inequality, and the power of literature told through the life-changing friendship between Michelle, an idealistic young teacher, and her gifted student, Patrick, jailed for murder in the Mississippi Delta. In her time reading with Patrick, Michelle is herself transformed, contending with the legacy of racism and the questions of what constitutes a “good” life and what the privileged owe to those with bleaker prospects.
The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization by Martin Puchner
The story of how literature shaped world history, in sixteen acts—from Alexander the Great and the Iliad to Don Quixote and Harry Potter. In this groundbreaking book, Martin Puchner leads us on a remarkable journey through time and around the globe to reveal the powerful role stories and literature have played in creating the world we have today.
An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn
From award-winning memoirist and critic, and bestselling author of The Lost: a deeply moving tale of a father and son’s transformative journey in reading—and reliving—Homer’s epic masterpiece. Rich with literary and emotional insight, An Odyssey is a renowned author-scholar’s most triumphant entwining yet of personal narrative and literary exploration.