Collector Tales

These books are stories about collectors, including personal accounts, personal studies, and the history of collecting. They are recommended reading for anyone interested in this small genre, and are briefly reviewed below.

I have also noted other books of this type, which I have read but not reviewed.

A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

Adventures with Old Houses

Otherwise Normal People: Inside the Thorny World of Competitive Rose Gardening

Herb & Dorothy: You Don’t Have to be a Rockefeller to Collect Art

i sold Andy Warhol. (too soon)

Used and Rare: Travels of the Book World

Three Essays by John Updike

 

Read But Not Reviewed