non-fiction wishlist for BookishBookClub Public

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What looks like good future reads for the BookishBookClub? These! Suggestions more than welcome (in fact, deeply encouraged!) from BBC memmbers

  1. Library by ,

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    Perfect for book lovers, this is a fascinating exploration of the history of libraries and the people who built them, …

  2. Book Parts by ,

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    What would an anatomy of the book look like? There is the main text, of course, the file that the …

  3. Freedom Libraries by 

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    As the Civil Rights Movement exploded across the United States, the media of the time was able to show the …

  4. Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe by 

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    While armies have seized enemy records and rare texts as booty throughout history, it was only during World War II …

  5. Interacting with Print by 

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    A thorough rethinking of a field deserves to take a shape that is in itself new. Interacting with Print delivers …

  6. Reading Behind Bars by 

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    In December 2008, twentysomething Jill Grunenwald graduated with her master’s degree in library science, ready to start living her dream …

  7. On paper by 

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    A consideration of all things paper--the invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses (and misuses); its sweeping influence on …

  8. Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University by 

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    When Dorothy Burnett joined the library staff at Howard University in 1928, she was given a mandate to administer a …

  9. Brief History of the Bodleian Library by 

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    How did a library founded over four hundred years ago grow to become the world-renowned institution it is today, home …

  10. Another Life by 

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    From world leaders to Mafia dons, from Hollywood stars to the literary world's most eccentric writers, the notable and notorious …

  11. The Woman Reader by 

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    How have women read differently from men through the ages? In all manner of ways, this book asserts.

    This lively …

  12. Penguin by Design: A Cover Story 1935-2005 by 

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    Ever since the creation of the first Penguin paperbacks in 1935, their jackets have become a constantly evolving part of …

  13. Faber and Faber by 

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    First published to celebrate Faber's 90th anniversary, this is the story of one of the world's greatest publishing houses - …

  14. Improbable Libraries by 

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    How do you use your local library? Does it arrive at your door on the back of an elephant? Can …

  15. The Library Book by 

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    On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. The fire was …

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