Phantoms on the Bookshelves

Product Number: EB00385598
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781468301854
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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The enthralling memoir on the art of living with books Phantoms on the Bookshelves considers how our personal libraries reveal our true natures: far more than merely crowded shelves, they are living labyrinths of our innermost feelings. The author, a lifelong accumulator of books ancient and modern, lives in a house large enough to accommodate his many thousands of volumes, as well as overspill from the libraries of his friends. While his musings on the habits of collectors from the earliest known libraries are learned, amusing, and instructive, his advice on cataloguing may even save lives. Phantoms on the Bookshelves ranges from classical Greece to contemporary Iceland, from Balzac to Moby-Dick and Google. Rich in wit and wisdom, it will be a lasting delight for all who treasure books.

Author(s): Jacques Bonnet
Original Publish Date: Jul 05, 2012

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Author(s): Jacques Bonnet
Product Number EB00632235
Released: Jan 20, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: #9781681447803

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