This might be just a tad meta, but I am a book-lover who really loves books about books. You know what I’m talking about: the novels that tell stories about elbow patch-wearing librarians or sassy neighborhood book clubs, the memoirs filled with anecdotes about how reading really can transform and save your life, the nonfiction books that dive into the history of classic novels or the evolution of language. I’ve even been known (OK, just the one time) to read an entire book about paper — yes, paper. That’s how much I love books (and the material they’re written on.) Basically, it doesn’t get more delightfully book nerdy than these must-read books about books that book lovers will love. They’re kind of like those chocolate brownies that have chocolate chips baked into the batter — which, come to think of it, go really well alongside a good book.
If you’re ready to take your love of the written word to a whole new level, then check out these 11 books about books that book-lovers will love — all about books and the folks who care about them the most. You’ll love reading even more than you did before, guaranteed. (Even if you didn’t think it was possible.)