Fountaindale Public Library District: Books About Books



Most of the time I read books, think books or talk about books. If I’m lucky, it’s all three (I would also like to become just a book at some point, but it turns out to be more complicated than expected). And if the stars really align, not only am I reading a good book, but I am reading a book about books! From fiction books featuring a library or bookstore to non-fiction books that explore the love of reading, there are plenty of books on books for you to check out!


The playlist by Sara Nisha Adams

Working at the local library, Aleisha reads every book on a secret list she has found, which transports her to the painful realities she faces at home. She decides to pass the list on to a lonely widower desperate to hook up with her bookworm granddaughter.

The Woman from the Troublesome Creek Book by Kim Michele Richardson

Cussy Mary Carter is the last of her kind, her skin the color of a blue damsel in those dusty hills. But that doesn’t mean she has nothing to offer. As a member of the Pack Horse Library Project, Cussy delivers books to the people of the Troublesome Hills, hoping to spread learning in these desperate times. But not everyone likes Cussy’s family or the library project so much, and Kentuckians hardscrabble are quick to blame a Blue for any trouble in their small town. The Woman from the Troublesome Creek Book is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and a woman’s determination to bring some hope to the dark howlers

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AJ Fikry’s life story by Gabrielle Zevin

When his most precious possession, a rare collection of poems by Poe, is stolen, bookseller AJ Fikry begins to isolate himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that forces him to rebuild his life. .

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Trying to make sense of the horrors of WWII, Death tells the story of Liesel, a young German girl whose skills as a book thief and storyteller help support her family and the Jewish man they hide, as well. than their neighbor.

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non-fictional works

Ex Libris: 100 books for everyone’s library by Michiko Kakutani

From “The Most Powerful Book Reviewer in the English Speaking World” (Vanity Show) comes 100 personal and thought-provoking essays of life-changing books that she wouldn’t want you to miss – beautifully illustrated throughout

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The Call Me Ishmael Telephone Directory: An Interactive Guide to Life Changing Books by Stéphanie Kent and Logan Smalley

The Call Me Ismaël telephone directory is an interactive illustrated tribute to the beautiful ways books make sense of our lives and how our lives make sense of books. Carefully crafted in the style of a retro phone book, this guide gives you a variety of unique ways to connect with readers, writers, bookstores, and life-changing stories.

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The curious reader: a literary mix of novels and novelists

This Mental Floss literary collection reveals fascinating facts about the world’s most famous authors and their literary works. Readers will learn about George Orwell’s near-death experience when writing 1984; meet the real man who maybe inspired Pride and Prejudice Mr. Darcy; find out which famous author kept her husband’s heart after his death and learn about the influence of psychedelics on Dune.

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Bibliophile: an illustrated collection by Jane Mount

Bibliophile: an illustrated collection, is a love letter to all that is bookish. Author Jane Mount brings literary people, places and things to life through her iconic and vibrant illustrations. It’s a must-have for every book collection and makes a wonderful literary gift for book lovers, writers and more.

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This press release was produced by Fountaindale Public Library District. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.


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