I have a half -dozen or so books about books. One of the interesting things about these books is how they organize the contents. By era, by country, by subject matter, etc. Nancy Pearl, an American librarian, best-selling author, literary critic and the former Executive Director of the Washington Center for the Book at Seattle Public Library, organizes her selections by topic mostly. The book was published in 2003 so all of her selections predate 21st century publications. And some of the topics would probably not turn up now-like Iris Murdoch, Richard Power and Ward Just having their own entries as too good to miss. Also some of the entries are too short to be of much interest or too arcane. But on the whole it is fun to see what books she included and what books aren't on any list. She has followed the initial book with two more at least.
What is your favorite book about books?