novels about books Public

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fiction about bookish things (bookselling, libraries, publishing, printing, conservation, etc) primarily via twitter (https://twitter.com/wynkenhimself/status/1411715062889422854), so cannot vouch for many of these

  1. 84 Charing Cross Road by 

    No rating

    A heartwarming love story about people who love books for readers who love books

    This funny, poignant classic love story …

  2. Possession by 

    4 stars

    from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christabel_LaMotte

    Possession: A Romance is a 1990 bestselling novel by British writer A. S. Byatt. It is a winner …

  3. People of the Book by 

    3 stars

    From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of March, the journey of a rare illuminated manuscript through centuries of exile and war. …

  4. The name of the rose by 

    4 stars

    A 14th-century ex-Inquisitor investigates murder at a monastery and finds mysteries within mysteries. Eco's masterwork of literary genius is a …

  5. The Club Dumas by 

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    Lucas Corso is a book detective, a middle-aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. …

  6. Too loud a solitude by 

    4 stars

    TOO LOUD A SOLITUDE is a tender and funny story of Haňťa - a man who has lived in a …

  7. Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore by 

    4 stars

    The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles …

  8. Lost Illusions by 

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    Written between 1837 and 1843, Lost Illusions reveals, perhaps better than any other of Balzac's ninety-two novels, the nature and …

  9. My Name Is Red by 

    4 stars

    At once a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, and a brilliant symposium on the power of art, My …

  10. Codex by 

    3 stars

    About to depart on his first vacation in years, Edward Wozny, a hot-shot young investment banker, is sent to help …

  11. The rule of four by 

    4 stars

    Princeton. Good Friday, 1999. On the eve of graduation, two students are a hairsbreadth from solving the mysteries of the …

  12. The Book of Air and Shadows by ,

    No rating

    A fire destroys a New York City rare bookstore—and reveals clues to a treasure worth killing for. . . . …

  13. By its cover by 

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    One afternoon, Commissario Guido Brunetti gets a frantic call from the director of a prestigious Venetian library. Someone has stolen …

  14. Book of Lamps and Banners by 

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    Photographer Cass Neary is desperate to get home, and she's already lost her camera -- like losing a limb. Now …

  15. Inkheart by 

    4 stars

    A twelve-year-old girl named Meggie discovers that her father, Mo, can transport fictional characters out of books and into the …

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