Sometimes we read fiction about bookish things! All genres welcome, but our focus is not so much on authors and writing or readers and reading as much as it is about the work of making and distributing and collecting texts: printing, publishing, selling, collecting, conserving. BBC folks, please add your suggestions!
fiction wishlist for BookishBookClub Public
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The Sentence by Louise Erdrich
Louise Erdrich's latest novel, The Sentence, asks what we owe to the living, the dead, to the reader and to …
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
The great scholar, W. E. B. Du Bois, once wrote about the Problem of race in America, and what he …
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note from Sarah—the bookish focus here is more on historiography, although that includes scenes of trying to work in (hostile) archives.
The Forgers by Bradford Morrow
The murderer of Adam Diehl, a reclusive rare-book collector, begins to stalk Adam's sister's lover Will -- a convicted literary …
It’s a bit grim sometimes but its depiction of the trade is, I’ve heard from bookseller pals, is compelling and feels right.
The Binding by Bridget Collins
Books are dangerous things in Collins's alternate universe, a place vaguely reminiscent of 19th-century England. It's a world in which …
Bookish People by Susan J. Coll
A perfect storm of comedic proportions erupts in a DC bookstore over the course of one soggy summer week—narrated by …
The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows by Olivia Waite
When Agatha Griffin finds a colony of bees in her warehouse, it’s the not-so-perfect ending to a not-so-perfect week. Busy …
featuring a printer of a lady’s magazine and lots of fun things about ballads, among other bookish features, plus it’s a lot of joy!