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Books about Books–Better Known as Biblios–Part 1

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  1. Jules says:

    Thanks for the column — I’ve written a few posts on this subject, noting that it’s ironic that so few books are written about BOOKS. Libraries have few; new book stores almost none and maybe a shelf of titles in a used-book store. Half-Price Books used to have two shelves worth, but now they’re down to one.

    And in most stores, the first person I ask doesn’t have a clue where they’re located. In fact, I usually get a very puzzled look and then they say, “Books about books?” as if the concept is completely foreign or ridiculous.

    I collect books about books (or try to, anyway! Though I lean toward non-fiction, I do have a few fiction titles in my collection and will look for the ones you mentioned here.

    1. JT says:

      Jules,
      You would love Larry McMurtry’s bookstore, Booked Up, in Archer City, TX. It has shelf after shelf after shelf of books about books, most of which are non-fiction.

  2. Thanks Jules! I remember when there was a section devoted to biblios in most stores. Yes, those kids today, lol, haven’t a clue–about most things, lol. I’m sure everyone said that about me at one time. I never understood the adage, ‘youth is wasted on the young’ until now!

    I have many more mysteries that contain literary aspects–I hope to get that article up ASAP.

  3. JuleS says:

    Looking forward to that next article! I don’t know if you’ve coe across “Dewey Decimated” (can’t remember the author) but I read that not long ago, picxked up at a library sale. It hadn’t been checked out since 1987 {gasp!}

    I tweeted and liked and shared your column with my book/author marketing group and the Love is Murder Mystery Conference facebookers.

    Yeah, kids…. I’m happy to say my youngest (11) is a reader, except that it makes it harder to punish him because I just CANNOT in good conscious take reading away like I can video games or TV!

    I don’t know how I got hooked on books; that is, collecting them. Besides my 100+ of biblios, I have another 4,000 in various places throughout the house. Too many booksales, not enough time….

  4. photoshop updates says:

    You would love Larry McMurtry’s bookstore, Booked Up, in Archer City, TX. It has shelf after shelf after shelf of books about books 
    I have many more mysteries that contain literary aspects–I hope to get that article up ASAP.  photoshop updates

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