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Books About Books

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Books About Books
Gere Branch Library, October 22, 2012
Pam B. — longtime Gere BooksTalk volunteer

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
by Allison Hoover Bartlett [002.075 Bar]

Just My Type: A Book About Fonts
by Simon Garfield [686.22 Gar]

84 Charing Cross Road
by Helene Hanff [818 Han]

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street
by Helene Hanff [914.21 Han]

They Died in Vain: Overlooked, Underappreciated and Forgotten Mystery Novels
by Jim Huang [809.387 Hua]

The Man Who Made Lists: Love, Death, Madness and the Creation of Roget’s Thesaurus
by Joshua Kendall [Biography Roget]

So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading
by Sara Nelson [028.9 Nel]

God’s Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible
by Adam Nicolson [220.52 Nic]

Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop
by Otto Penzler, ed. [813.08 Pen]

Elements of Style
by William Strunk and E.B. White [800 Str 2000]

Once Again to Zelda: The Stories Behind Literature’s Most Intriguing Dedications
by Marlene Wagman-Geller [819 Wag]

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
by Simon Winchester [423 Win]

The Meaning of Everything: The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
by Simon Winchester [423 Win]

Titles not in the Lincoln City Libraries that sounded interesting:

Footnote: A Curious History
by Anthony Grafton

Inventing English: A Portable History of Language
by Seth Lerer

The Story of Ain’t: America, It’s Language and the Most Controversial Dictionary Every Published
by David Skinner

Origins of Writing
by Wayne Skinner

Iron Whim: A Fragmented History of Typewriting
by Darren S. Wershler-Henry

Historians in Trouble: Plagiarism , Fraud and Politics in the Ivory Tower
by Jon Wiener

Devil’s Details: A History of Footnotes
by Chuck Zerby