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Bookception: Books about Books, Libraries, Reading, and Writing

Posted 08/25/21 by April S

Do you love books as much as librarians love them? What about books that are about books? If the answer is yes, yes, yes, tell me more … you’re in luck! This blog post contains fiction, mysteries, science fiction, and nonfiction books that are all about books, bookstores, libraries, librarians, reading, writers and writing.

Fiction

Cover of The Library of Legends

The Library of Legends

eAudiobook   |   eBook

The Library of Legends

eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

eAudiobook   |   eBook

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of The Library at the Edge of the World

The Library at the Edge of the World

eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   Large Print   |   Book on CD

The Library at the Edge of the World

eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   Large Print   |   Book on CD
Cover of The Plot

The Plot

The Plot

Cover of The Library of Lost and Found

The Library of Lost and Found

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The Library of Lost and Found

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Cover of The Strange Library

The Strange Library

Book on CD   |   eBook

The Strange Library

Book on CD   |   eBook
Cover of An Unnecessary Woman

An Unnecessary Woman

eBook

An Unnecessary Woman

eBook
Cover of The Book of Speculation

The Book of Speculation

Book on CD   |   eAudiobook   |   eBook

The Book of Speculation

Book on CD   |   eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of The Downstairs Girl

The Downstairs Girl

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The Downstairs Girl

eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of Happily Ever Afters

Happily Ever Afters

eBook

Happily Ever Afters

eBook
Cover of The Personal Librarian

The Personal Librarian

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The Personal Librarian

Book on CD   |   eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   Large Print
Cover of Final Draft

Final Draft

eAudiobook

Final Draft

eAudiobook

MYSTERIES

Cover of The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind

eAudiobook   |   eBook

The Shadow of the Wind

eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of Arsenic and Old Books: A Cat in the Stacks Mystery

Arsenic and Old Books: A Cat in the Stacks Mystery

eAudiobook   |   eBook

Arsenic and Old Books: A Cat in the Stacks Mystery

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Cover of Better Late Than Never

Better Late Than Never

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Better Late Than Never

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Cover of The Book Stops Here: A Bibliophile Mystery

The Book Stops Here: A Bibliophile Mystery

eAudiobook   |   eBook

The Book Stops Here: A Bibliophile Mystery

eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of Bookmarked for Murder

Bookmarked for Murder

eBook

Bookmarked for Murder

eBook
Cover of Bound for Murder

Bound for Murder

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Bound for Murder

eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of Murder in the Locked Library

Murder in the Locked Library

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Murder in the Locked Library

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Cover of The Paris Librarian

The Paris Librarian

eAudiobook   |   eBook

The Paris Librarian

eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of Read or Alive: A Bookmobile Mystery

Read or Alive: A Bookmobile Mystery

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Read or Alive: A Bookmobile Mystery

eAudiobook   |   eBook

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Cover of The Absolute Book

The Absolute Book

eBook

The Absolute Book

eBook
Cover of The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library

Book on CD   |   eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   Large Print

The Midnight Library

Book on CD   |   eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   Large Print
Cover of The Invisible Library

The Invisible Library

eBook

The Invisible Library

eBook
Cover of The Starless Sea

The Starless Sea

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The Starless Sea

Book on CD   |   eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   Large Print
Cover of The Library of the Unwritten

The Library of the Unwritten

eAudiobook   |   eBook

The Library of the Unwritten

eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of Upright Women Wanted

Upright Women Wanted

eAudiobook

Upright Women Wanted

eAudiobook

Nonfiction

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

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

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

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Cover of The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession

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The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession

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Cover of Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

eAudiobook   |   eBook

Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of Syria's Secret Library: Reading and Redemption in a Town Under Siege

Syria's Secret Library: Reading and Redemption in a Town Under Siege

eAudiobook

Syria's Secret Library: Reading and Redemption in a Town Under Siege

eAudiobook
Cover of The Library Book

The Library Book

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The Library Book

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Cover of Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

Book on CD   |   eBook

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

Book on CD   |   eBook
Cover of Books for Living

Books for Living

Book on CD   |   eBook

Books for Living

Book on CD   |   eBook
Cover of A Bookshop in Berlin: The Rediscovered Memoir of One Woman's Harrowing Escape from the Nazis

A Bookshop in Berlin: The Rediscovered Memoir of One Woman's Harrowing Escape from the Nazis

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A Bookshop in Berlin: The Rediscovered Memoir of One Woman's Harrowing Escape from the Nazis

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Cover of Elements of Fiction

Elements of Fiction

eBook

Elements of Fiction

eBook

Database Highlight

Very Short Introductions

The materials in this database are authored by experts in the field, so you can trust the quality of the information. Very Short Introductions, or VSI, offers concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from climate to consciousness, game theory to ancient warfare, privacy to Islamic history, economics to literary theory and beyond.    

Recommended Topics:  

“Reading: A Very Short Introduction” by Belinda Jack.  

“Bestsellers: A Very Short Introduction” by John Sutherland  

The VSI database is accessible via ToledoLibrary.org (listed under research).

Access requires a valid Library card and PIN. 

If you prefer print, good news! Many of these helpful and informative guides are available in print and eBook formats. Simply search the Library catalog for “very short introductions” (in quotes) to begin expanding your knowledge on a wide variety of topics. You’ll find short works on a whole host of popular topics like The Great Depression, The Middle Ages, The American presidency, dementia, Freemasonry, plants, rocks, fractals, and everything in between.  

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