Books about Books and Book Shops

By The Children's Book Shop

By The Children's Book Shop

Missing the experience of browsing a bookstore—wandering the aisles, flipping through pages, unexpectedly stumbling upon the perfect book at the perfect moment? We all are, too. Here's a list of some favorite books for all ages ABOUT books and book shops to give you that bookstore feeling from home (and some books about libraries, for good measure!). 

Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers

Anna James and Paola Escobar

$16.99 $15.63

For anyone who's ever wished Anne of Green Gables and Alice in Wonderland were your friends in real life.


Cornelia Funke

$10.99 $10.11

A middle grade favorite for when you want to be transported into a book... literally.

The Book Hog

Greg Pizzoli

$16.99 $15.63

One of Caroline's previous staff picks!

How to Read a Book

Kwame Alexander and Melissa Sweet

$17.99 $16.55

We Are in a Book!

Mo Willems

$9.99 $9.19

Elephant and Piggy at their best (and most meta).

Book Scavenger

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

$7.99 $7.35

Ban This Book

Alan Gratz

$7.99 $7.35

Recommended by Amy (yes, the main character's name is also Amy, but book shop Amy promises she is not biased because of that!).

Property of the Rebel Librarian

Allison Varnes

$7.99 $7.35

Story Thieves, Volume 1

James Riley

$7.99 $7.35

The Wishing Spell

Chris Colfer

$9.99 $9.19

One of our all-time bestselling series at the book shop!

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak

$14.99 $13.79

Library Lion

Michelle Knudsen and Kevin Hawkes

$7.99 $7.35

A charming picture book from one of our staff's favorite authors—check out BIG MEAN MIKE for another completely delightful Michelle Knudsen picture book!

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Chris Grabenstein

$7.99 $7.35

Words on Fire

Jennifer A. Nielsen

$17.99 $16.55

Words in Deep Blue

Cath Crowley

$9.99 $9.19

The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Oliver Jeffers

$18.99 $17.47

84, Charing Cross Road

Helene Hanff

$14.00 $12.88

One of the most delightful collections of correspondence ever—plus, there's enough books mentioned to give you a whole new reading list!

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

Gabrielle Zevin

$15.95 $14.67

A favorite of Annie and Amy!

The Diary of a Bookseller

Shaun Bythell

$17.98 $16.54

Highly recommended by Terri and Amy!

Confessions of a Bookseller

Shaun Bythell

$25.95 $23.36

One of Amy's most anticipated adult books of 2020!

My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues

Pamela Paul

$18.00 $16.56

A smart, endearing memoir for anyone who's ever tracked their own reading habits.

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores

Jennifer Campbell

$12.99 $11.95

A laugh-out-loud read—we had a copy of this behind the register for a while and took turns reading aloud our favorites.

The Giver of Stars

Jojo Moyes

$28.00 $25.20

Recommended by Karen and Amy!

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

Katarina Bivald

$16.99 $15.63

Recommended by Amy!

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

Kim Michele Richardson

$15.99 $14.71

Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature

Julie Danielson, Peter D Sieruta, et al.

$12.00 $11.04

The Bookshop (Revised)

Penelope Fitzgerald and David Nicholls

$15.99 $14.71

How to Find Love in a Bookshop

Veronica Henry

$16.00 $14.72

The Bookshop of Yesterdays

Amy Meyerson

$16.99 $15.63