Monday, December 8, 2008

12 Days of Books: Day 8

Gift Idea #8: Books about Books (under $15)

Purpose: Feed the addiction

It’s always risky buying a book for a booklover because everyone has specific interests and tastes, and the books you loved may disappoint another reader. But, regardless of literary taste, I’ve never found a booklover who doesn’t enjoy books about books, particularly if you choose one of the classics of the genre:

1. A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Booksby Nicholas A. Basbanes

2. 84, Charing Cross Roadby Helen Hanff

3 comments:

Anna van Gelderen said...

I loved 84 Charing Cross Road and I think I would like to have The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop as well. Since we don't do Christmas gifts over here I think I will treat myself to a copy. Thanks for a great suggestion.

Sandra said...

I loved both 84 Charing Cross Road (as well as every other book Hanff wrote) and The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop. I haven't read the other selection but I think you're right; these can't miss for any book lover.

Matt said...

The recent hit Guernsey piques my interest in 84 Charing Cross Road, which I plan to buy for myself! I have enjoyed Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, which was written by a local author. I highly recommend for all book lovers who want to peek at the mind of a bookaholic! :)