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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.
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.
“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.