Notes from a bibliophile on the lure of rare and first editions, the beauty of dust jackets, the thrill of browsing in antiquarian bookshops, the bibliomania of book thieves, movies about books, and the inner life of a reader. The Groaning Shelf is not so much a book about books as a book about books about books. These little essays capture the drama of bookish obsession, the joys and snares of the bookish life and the pleasures of bibliophily.... Amazon/Kindle, Apple/iPad and Google Books a we are now told that ita#39;s not just the printed book that will eventually vanish because of ... And if you are a Salinger devotee, you wona#39;t hesitate to put aside the printed book youa#39;re reading to make way for an exclusive (and ... than eliminate the unique books and prints and manuscripts that only the library can put in front of you... where sunlight gleams onanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Groaning Shelf|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2012-03-12|