Books read by the Bookish Book Club Public

Created by Bookish Book Club

What the name says! A running list of the books the Bookish Book Club selected to read since its August 2020 inception

  1. An Illuminated Life: Belle da Costa Greene's Journey from Prejudice to Privilege by 

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    What would you give up to achieve your dream? When J. P. Morgan hired Belle da Costa Greene in 1905 …

  2. What a Library Means to a Woman by 

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    When writer Edith Wharton died in 1937, without any children, her library of more than five thousand volumes was divided …

  3. Bluffing Texas Style by 

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    In 1989 a woman fishing in Texas on a quiet stretch of the Colorado River snagged a body. Her “catch” …

  4. Dispossessed Lives by 

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    In the eighteenth century, Bridgetown, Barbados, was heavily populated by both enslaved and free women. Marisa J. Fuentes creates a …

  5. Dangerous Books For Girls by 

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    Long before clinch covers and bodice rippers, romance novels had a bad reputation as the lowbrow lit of desperate housewives …

  6. Natural Enemies Of Books by 

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    The Natural Enemies of Books is a response to the groundbreaking 1937 publication Bookmaking on the Distaff Side, which brought …

  7. Japan in Print by 

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    A quiet revolution in knowledge separated the early modern period in Japan from all previous time. After 1600, self-appointed investigators …

  8. The Feminist Bookstore Movement: Lesbian Antiracism and Feminist Accountability by 

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    From the 1970s through the 1990s more than one hundred feminist bookstores built a transnational network that helped shape some …

  9. The Other Black Girl by 

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    Urgent, propulsive, and sharp as a knife, The Other Black Girl is an electric debut about the tension that unfurls …

  10. The Personal Librarian by ,

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    The remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan's personal librarian--who became one of the most powerful …

  11. Dark Archives by 

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    There are books out there, some shelved unwittingly next to ordinary texts, that are bound in human skin. Would you …

  12. Eat My Words by 

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    Some people think that a cookbook is just a collection of recipes for dishes that feed the body. In Eat …

  13. Burning the Books by 

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    The director of the famed Bodleian Libraries at Oxford narrates the global history of the willful destruction -- and surprising …

  14. Old books, rare friends by ,

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    You'd think a book about antiquarian bookselling wouldn't be loaded with suspense or keep us laughing, or make us shake …

  15. Patch Work by 

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    An expert and intimate exploration of a life in clothes: their memories and stories, enchantments and spells.

    A linen sheet, …

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