My latest bookish obsession is books about books. What more can a bookworm ever want than a book that is written about their favourite thing on the planet – more books – by an author with exactly the same interests as them?!
Which is exactly why I’ve made this list…
Which coincidentally seems to almost match my Amazon Wishlist. What can I say? I’m addicted.
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops – Jen Campbell
(And More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops)
I own the first book in this series (but not the second)(yet), and I absolutely loved it. It’s a quick little novelty book that reminds me of a Harry Hill one that I had when I was younger with funny newspaper misprints in it. However, this one isn’t full of misprints – it’s just full of hilarious customers being their usual hilarious selves. If you work in retail, this is the book for you. Because we all want a book written by Jane Eyre…
Diary of A Bookseller – Sean Blythell
This one is sat on my TBR, and I really need to get around to reading it since Sean Blythell is the funniest bookseller on Twitter. (Swansea Waterstones, you have competition here!) I mainly follow him for his cat. This book follows his life as the owner of Scotland’s second largest second-hand bookshop, including talking about his eccentric customers and staff! It’s definitely sounding like a fun read to me!
A Book of Book Lists – Alex Johnson
I’m using my blog as an excuse to want this, and it’s definitely nothing to do with me wanting to expand my TBR (how very dare you suggest that?!). The cover is an excuse enough for any book lover to buy this – I want to get it framed. Is that a bit extreme? Probably. Oops. But who wouldn’t want to know what was on Bin Laden’s bookshelves or what books are often left in hotels? I’m nosy, and this serves multiple purposes – it lets me look into other people’s lives, expand my TBR, and enjoy a book at the same time!
The Bookshop Book – Jen Campbell
So I can’t be the only person who gets all excited when they’re going on holiday to a new place because they are thinking about all of the new bookshops they might discover, right? (Right?!) The weirdest bookshop I’ve ever been into is one on a boat, and I can barely remember that because I was quite young back then. So I’m quite hoping that this book mentions the exact locations of all of these weird bookshops so I can plan my future holidays!
Reading Allowed – Chris Paling
This is very much along the same lines as Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops which is exactly why us bookworms need this in our lives. We all need a laugh sometimes, and a bookish laugh is the best sort. However, this one is fewer clippings of things overheard and more actual full stories about different happenings. After doing a work placement at my local library for a week a few years ago, I saw some sights and heard some brilliant gossip, so I think that this one will be brilliant.
Have you read any books about books that I would enjoy? Let me know in the comments!