It’s not really a genre, but books about books are my favorites!
Books about librarians, libraries, antique books, love-affairs with books come in a close second.
Recently I heard about a book titled Q’s Legacy, which was listed on a list of books about books. I had no idea who Q was or what he had to do with books, but that part was enough for me to order it from a second-hand book selling company. Thrilled when I received it in the mail, I discovered it was by the author of 84 Charring Cross Road, a BBC TV production I enjoyed enough to order the book-version from the library and read it. Helene Hanff wrote Q’s Legacy back in 1985, and it is part memoir, part travel book, and definitely deals with books, writing them, and the experiences attached to both.
The book’s cover describes it as “a delightful…
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