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AMONG THE GENTLY MAD: Perspectives and Strategies for the Book Hunter in the Twenty-first Century

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

As the subtitle suggests, a book for a narrow and often eccentric audience, with few more eccentric than the author himself.In A Gentle Madness (1995) and Patience and Fortitude (2001), critic Basbanes chronicled the history of book-collecting and profiled a number of his peers: collectors like Umberto Eco, who owns around 30,000 volumes. Here, he delivers a how-to guide for the aspiring ... Read full review

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