This “uniquely valuable reference” filled with over five hundred quotations is a bibliophile’s delight (Library Journal).
A room without books is like a body without a soul. —Cicero
This collection of quotations about books captures the wisdom and wit of such legendary figures as: Aeschylus, Ernest Hemingway, John Ruskin, Harper Lee, Toni Morrison, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Scribner, Maya Angelou, Franz Kafka, George Bernard Shaw, Jane Austen, Helen Keller, Wallace Stevens, Francis Bacon, Malcolm X, Robert Penn Warren, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Groucho Marx, William Carlos Williams, William Faulkner, John Milton, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Frost, George Orwell, W.B. Yeats, and many more.
Encompassing the many facets of books and the pleasures and puzzlements they afford, The Quotable Book Lover includes chapters on writing, reading, and bookbinding, among other subjects. It’s a treasury that bibliophiles can browse through for hours—as well as a useful tool for anyone who works with books.