Phantoms on the Bookshelves

Phantoms on the Bookshelves

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"Our personal libraries reveal our true nature. Far more than just places, they are living labyrinths of our innermost feelings. Jacques Bonnet, a lifelong accumulator of books both ancient and modern, lives in a house large enough to accommodate his many thousands of books, as well as overspill from the libraries of his friends. While his musings on the habits of collectors past and present are learned, witty and instructive, his advice on cataloging may even save the lives of those whose books are so prodigiously piled as to be hazardous to one's health."--Dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : Overlook Press, 2012.
ISBN: 9781590207598
1590207599
Branch Call Number: 002.075 Bonnet 07/2012
Characteristics: viii, 133 p. ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Salter, James
Reynolds, Sian

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Apr 12, 2016

Part confession, part comedy, part advice, part rant, and part an enthusiast's sharing, this book, though brief, is enjoyable and useful.

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Apr 22, 2013

Witty, if you can follow his anecdotes, instructional in some ways, but mostly just amusing for the person who truly suffers the affliction of bibliomania. Accordingly, the best part is the eight pages of bibliography at the end.

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