FFL loves books and we love helping you find the next book you’re going to devour and want to talk about for months to come. Today, let’s take a look at books that are prime reading material for people who love books. You know them as books about other books, books about amazing and impressive libraries, books with bookseller protagonist, and books that simply allow you to get lost in your bibliophilia for hours. Here are twelve books you’ll want to read if you’re the kind of person who just LOVES books, not just reading them.
Biblophile: An Illustrated MiscellanyThis beautifully illustrated book will be the delight of any coffee table or wherever you keep it. It’s about loving books, the art of it all, and everything you need to know about your favorite novels, authors, and book stores.
I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading LifeIn this small book, dive into why we read, what reading does for us, and why reading is such a lasting hobby. The author is known for her book recommendations, so this can’t disappoint.
The Great American Read: The Book of BooksThis book is a great look at the most loved books in American, a disputable list but full of some great classics!
The Library BookTrue crime meets a love for literature and history in this book that explores the great fire at the LA Public Library and its storied history before it went up in flames.
Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the StacksWhat would you say if you could write a letter to a book? Would you write love letters or scathing reviews?
The Diary of a BooksellerThink you have what it takes to sell books? This memoir dives into the politics, the schematics, and the feelings associated with the profession.
Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of ’80s and ’90s Teen FictionIf you love the teen lit of the 80s and 90s, Sweet Valley High and the Babysitters Club and all that jazz, this book is a must read.
Meg, Jo, Beth, and AmyIf you love Little Women, you need to read this book that explores Louisa May Alcott’s life and the lasting legacy of this classic.
The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games If you like fantasy and academic scholarship, dive into this book that looks at how we represent race and how we don’t in fantasy literature.
Booked: A Traveler’s Guide to Literary Locations Around the WorldGo to the real-life locations that inspired literary settings in this interesting book with full-color photographs!
American Writers at HomeIn what spaces do authors create their greatest works? Explore them in this photography-heavy book!
The Storied Life of AJ FikryA novel centered around a bookseller, a missing classic, and a baby left behind, I cannot stop raving about this book.