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Aug 4, 2006, 7:56 am

I'll be at Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon this weekend. At Home with Books by Estelle Ellis is on my list -I recall it quite fondly from my last bookstore job back in the day. One of its booklovers, surprisingly, is Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones!

Aug 4, 2006, 5:43 pm

Certainly worth it - an incredibly beautiful book! :-) (also the first one I thought of when I read the title of this group).

Aug 5, 2006, 11:41 pm

I just finished The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee. This was a delightfully warm book about books and reading. The emotion really came through to me. And he talked about formative books---those books that spark a love of reading in a young person. I was thrilled to read that his formative book was Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck---Mine was Of Mice and Men and my all-time favorite is East of Eden!

Aug 7, 2006, 11:01 am

As it happened Powell's didn't have Ellis's At Home with Books, so I spent about as much as I would have on it on five other books, most of them books about books! Books that Changed the World by Robert B. Downs; The Book on the Bookshelf by Henry Petroski; The Voynich Manuscript by Gerry Kennedy ; The Marx Brothers at the Movies by Paul D. Zimmerman; and last but not least, Anime: From Akira to Howl's Moving Castle by Susan J. Napier. A nice haul.

Aug 7, 2006, 7:10 pm

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Aug 7, 2006, 7:33 pm

oh beautiful - i must get my hands on At Home with Books
...and more! it's fun to browse you all's libraries of books on books. other people's catalogs are instantly becoming my wish lists

Aug 8, 2006, 7:59 am

You will love The Book on the Bookshelf. It is a facinating read.

Aug 20, 2006, 1:28 am

Thanks to everyone for the great ideas. I'd forgotten that part of this biblio love is about the actual, physical book itself; it's been fun to get back into that.

There is a new one, You've got to read this book, about to be released; it looks good.

Jan 21, 2010, 7:48 pm

I'll be @ Powell's this Saturday. I'll be looking for anything I don't have by Nicholas A Basbanes, as well as anything I happen to stumble across. I have a love/hate relationship with Powell's. I can never seem to leave without buying something. :D

Jan 21, 2010, 10:56 pm

I can never seem to leave without buying something.

No kidding! I was in Powell's only once (SO FAR) and had trouble leaving, so I understand what you are talking about.