Season's Readings

Curated by Jenn Thornton

A bibliophile's lit picks for your library

Photo courtesy of Clarkson Potter

Photo courtesy of Clarkson Potter

Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments from Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers by Bob Eckstein

Led by the guiding principle that bookstores are the beating heart of their communities, this love letter to the beloved cultural institution includes a trove of untold stories from some of the most revered bookstores in the world, along with shop-specific illustrations and asides. It also features a who’s who of the lit clique: the late David Bowie, Diane Keaton, Ann Patchett, David Eggers, Patti Smith and more. All makes for an eccentric confessional that speaks volumes about our relationship to books. $22, ClarksonPotter.com