Books About Libraries

  • Books About Libraries

Everyone loves to come to the library, but what happens when we’re not there?  What friendships are formed at the esteemed library, and could there be more sinister happenings inside the hallowed walls?  Try a few books on this list and find out!

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Library of Gold

Alex Archer

He was one of Russia's most infamous rulers, and he alone held the key to a legendary Byzantine collection of books, given to him in the dowry of Princess Sophia of Constantinople. Ivan Vasilyevich—otherwise known as Ivan the Terrible—owned

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The Library

Chihoi, Christian Gasser

Chihoi, a young Hong Kong artist, has had books published in Chinese, Italian and French. The Library is the first English edition of his work. Chihoi is a poet of the quotidian. He is also the poet of the invisible. He illuminates his stories with a

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The Invisible Library

Genevieve Cogman

Collecting books can be a dangerous prospect in this fun, time-traveling, fantasy adventure from a spectacular debut author. One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than fiction... Irene is a professional spy for the mysteri

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The Geographer's Library

Jon Fasman

A twelfth-century Sicilian cat burglar snatches a sack of artefacts from the king's geographer's library, and the tools and talismans of transmutation - and eternal life - are soon scattered all over the world. The bizarre and dangerous cir

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The Library of the Unwritten

A. J. Hackwith

In the first book in a brilliant new fantasy series, books that aren't finished by their authors reside in the Library of the Unwritten in Hell, and it is up to the Librarian to track down any restless characters who emerge from those unfinished

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The Ladies' Lending Library

Janice Kulyk Keefer

It is August of 1963, the year of the Taylor/Burton film epic Cleopatra, showcasing a passion too grand to be contained on the movie screen. The women of the Kalyna Beach cottage community gather for gin and gossip, trading the current racy bestselle

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Shakespeare’s Library

Stuart Kells

• From acclaimed author and ardent bibliophile Stuart Kells comes an exploration of the quest to find the personal library of the world’s most famous author • The whereabouts of Shakespeare’s library—his personal collection of manuscripts,

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The Manara Library

Milo Manara, Hugo Pratt

Milo Manara's landmark collaboration with Dark Horse continues with the premier volume of Manara Erotica, a sumptuous companion to the Manara Library! A master of storytelling and of the human form, Manara has created some of the sexiest comics

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Kafka on the Shore

Haruki Murakami

Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers. Here we meet a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who is on the run, and Nakata, an aging simpleton who is drawn to Kafka for reasons that he cannot fathom. As the

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Vicki Myron

Experience the uplifting, "unforgettable" New York Times bestseller about an abandoned kitten named Dewey, whose life in a library won over a farming town and the world--with over 2 million copies sold! (Booklist) Dewey's story starts

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The Body Library

Jeff Noon

Jeff Noon returns with a staggering hallucinogenic sequel to A Man of Shadows, taking hapless investigator John Nyquist into a city where reality is contaminated by the imagination of its citizens In a city dissolving into an infected sprawl of ideas

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The Library Book

Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean’s bestseller and New York Times Notable Book is “a sheer delight…as rich in insight and as varied as the treasures contained on the shelves in any local library” (USA TODAY)—a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution and a

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Library of Souls

Ransom Riggs

When a madman is on the loose and Miss Peregrine in peril, Peculiar Children Jacob Portman and Emma Bloom stage rescue missions, meet new allies, and face great dangers.

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Hitler's Private Library

Timothy W. Ryback

A study of Hitler's emotional and intellectual world traces the evolution of his political philosophy, analyzing key phrases and ideas from his personal books as revealed in his own writings, speeches, conversations, and actions.

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The Library Paradox

Catherine Shaw

Cambridge, 1896. Motherhood and private detecting don't easily go hand in hand, but even with two small children Vanessa Weatherburn still manages to indulge her passion for solving mysteries. When three sombre scholars knock on the door of her

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The Library Card

Jerry Spinelli

The lives of four young people in very different circumstances are changed by their encounters with a mysterious library card that introduces them to the world of books and reading. Reprint.

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Mobile Library

David Whitehouse

From the award-winning novelist David Whitehouse, hailed by The New York Times as “a writer to watch,” a tragicomic adventure about a troubled adolescent boy who escapes his small town in a stolen library-on-wheels. “An archivist of his mother,

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Library Wars: Love & War

Kiiro Yumi

The war between the Library Forces and the government's censorship committee heats up! Iku Kasahara, once a lowly Library Forces recruit, is now a high-profile militia member, undercover and off the radar as she accompanies a censored author to

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