Every Book Its Reader: The Power of the Printed Word to Stir the World

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Product Details

Price
$15.99
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
6.12 X 9.0 X 1.08 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060593247

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About the Author

Nicholas A. Basbanes has worked as an award-winning investigative reporter, a literary editor, and a nationally syndicated columnist. The author of five books, he also writes a regular column for Fine Books & Collections magazine and lectures widely on book-related issues. He and his wife, Constance, live in Massachusetts.

Reviews

"These essays...occupy a corner of the grand salon of the history of ideas."--Amanda Heller, Boston Globe
"First-rate reporting....[EBIR] allows us to step away from our myopic fixation on writers and consider the reader."--Karen Long, Cleveland Plain Dealer
"If Oprah would only join the ranks of Cervantes's fans, he'd have a chance at today's bestseller list."--Brigitte Weeks, Washington Post Book World
"[An] admirably wide excursion into literature, history and biography."--Kathleen Burke, Smithsonian Magazine
"Every Book Its Reader reminds us that books, in all their myriad forms, are necessary equipment for living."--Los Angeles Times
"'Affection, laughter, argument'--aptly characterize the work of this great contemporary celebrant of the common, and the uncommon reader, Basbanes."--Michael Dirda, Weekly Standard
"Nicholas Basbanes is the Pied Piper of bibliophiles."--John Harper, Orlando Sentinel
"No living person has thought more about the extraordinary power of books than Nicholas Basbanes."--Ellis Henican, Newsday