The Resource A passion for books : a book lover's treasury of stories, essays, humor, lore, and lists on collecting, reading, borrowing, lending, caring for, and appreciating books, [edited by] Harold Rabinowitz and Rob Kaplan

A passion for books : a book lover's treasury of stories, essays, humor, lore, and lists on collecting, reading, borrowing, lending, caring for, and appreciating books, [edited by] Harold Rabinowitz and Rob Kaplan

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A passion for books : a book lover's treasury of stories, essays, humor, lore, and lists on collecting, reading, borrowing, lending, caring for, and appreciating books
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A passion for books
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a book lover's treasury of stories, essays, humor, lore, and lists on collecting, reading, borrowing, lending, caring for, and appreciating books
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[edited by] Harold Rabinowitz and Rob Kaplan
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eng
Summary
Presents sixty classic and contemporary essays, lists, poems, stories, quotations, and cartoons that celebrate the joys of reading, appreciating, and collecting books
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DLC
Dewey number
028/.9
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z1003
LC item number
.P33 1999
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
A passion for books : a book lover's treasury of stories, essays, humor, lore, and lists on collecting, reading, borrowing, lending, caring for, and appreciating books, [edited by] Harold Rabinowitz and Rob Kaplan
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A passion for books : a book lover's treasury of stories, essays, humor, lore, and lists on collecting, reading, borrowing, lending, caring for, and appreciating books, [edited by] Harold Rabinowitz and Rob Kaplan
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-349)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword / Ray Bradbury -- In a second-hand bookshop / Christopher Morley -- Unpacking my library / Walter Benjamin -- The ritual / Rob Kaplan -- How to get started in the book business / Stuart Brent -- "Look Who's Been Remaindered Now" the best-selling books rejected by publishers twenty or more times -- Lending books / Anatole Broyard -- On the return of a book lent to a friend / Christopher Morley -- Welcome home borrowed book / Anonymous -- How to justify a private library / Umberto Eco -- Samuel Pepys's library / Nicholas Basbanes -- Pillow books / Clifton Fadiman -- The new lifetime reading plan / Clifton Fadiman and John S. Major -- Comfort found in good old books / George Hamlin Fitch
  • The collector / Susan Sontag -- Bibliomania / Gustave Flaubert -- "All the Friedrich Nietzsche You'll Ever Need" / Bibliomania Roger Rosenblatt -- The book action / Solly Ganor -- From Areopagitica / John Milton -- Books unread / Thomas Wentworth Higginson -- Ten books that shaped the American character / Jonathan Yardley -- Books that changed America / Robert B. Downs -- The commerce of reading / Michel de Montaigne -- Book collecting / Robertson Davies -- "Holy Cow!" -- Bibliomaniacs / John Michell -- They don't call it a mania for nothing / Harold Rabinowitz -- Bibliolexicon -- What is the matter with the bookshop? / A. Edward Newton -- "Non-Books" -- Ten memorable books that never existed -- The last of his race / A. Edward Newton -- The perfect book / William Keddie
  • Books are the windows of the soul / Henry Ward Beecher -- How reading changed my life / Anna Quindlen -- Three by Quindlen -- Talking of old books / A.S.W. Rosenbach -- Potch / Leo Rosten -- "Damn It! Wait Your Turn!" -- A good time to start a book club / Al Silverman -- Invasion of the book envelopes / John Updike -- "And to Some People We Might Not Sell It at any Price" -- My friends / Petrarch -- Norman Mailer's ten favorite American novels -- W. Somerset Maugham's ten greatest novels -- The bible through the ages / Ben D. Zevin -- Aldus Manutius / William Dana Orcutt
  • Benjamin Franklin's epitaph -- The collector / William Targ -- The Newark Public Library / Philip Roth -- Why does nobody collect me? / Robert Benchley -- How not to care for books / Holbrook Jackson -- On reading and collecting / Herbert Faulkner West -- How to care for books / Estelle Ellis and Carolin Seebohm -- Fifteen books we would memorize if we were the "Living Books" characters in Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451 / The editors -- "I Just Like to be in Their Presence Occasionally" -- 100 greatest novels in the English language / A. Edward Newton -- Top 100 English-language novels of the twentieth century / The editors of the Modern Library, 1998 -- 91 Chambers Street / Edward Robb Ellis
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ocm41076338
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25 cm
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1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 355 pages
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9780812931129
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99025583
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unmediated
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