Books about Books: Fiction

Updated May 29, 2011

A work in progress. Additional suggestions are welcomed. Most titles are owned by the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.



Bachelor Brothers’ Bed & Breakfast by Bill Richardson. St. Martin’s Press, 1993.

Bachelor Brothers’ Bed & Breakfast Pillow Book by Bill Richardson. St. Martin’s Press, 1995.

The Book of Air and Shadows by Michael Gruber. William Morrow, 2007

Booked to Die by John Dunning. Scribner’s, 1992.

Bookman’s Wake by John Dunning.

Cadillac Jack by Larry McMurtry.

The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton. HarperCollins, 2007.

The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom. Harper, 2006.

The Children’s Book by A. S. Byatt. Knopf, 2010.

The Club Dumas by Artura Perez-Reverte.

Dewey Decimated by Charles A. Goodrum. Crown, 1977.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

The Ghost and Mrs. McClure by Alice Kimberly.

The Grand Complication by Allen Kurzweil. Theia, 2001.

The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley. Lippincott, 1955.

It’s a Book by Lane Smith. Roaring Book Press, 2010.

Miss Zukas and the Library Murders by Jo Dereske. Avon Books, 1994.

The Mobile Libary Mystery series (HarperPerennial) by Ian Sansom:

  • The Case of the Missing Books, 2006
  • Mr Dixon Disappears, 2006
  • The Delegates’ Choice [aka The Book Stops Here], 2007
  • The Bad Book Affair, 2009

Murder at the Library of Congress by Margaret Truman. Random House, 1999.

Murder by the Book by D.R. Meredith. Berkley Prime Crime, 2006.

Murder in Volume by D.R. Meredith.

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983.

The Night Bookmobile Abrams ComicArts, 2010.

Open Season by Linda Howard. Pocket Books, 2001.

Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley. Lippincott, 1955.

Perfect Reader: A Novel by Maggie Pouncey. Pantheon, 2010.

Real Murders by Charlaine Harris. Walker & Company, 1990.

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Penguin, 2004

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. MacAdam/Cage, 2003.

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Compiled from numerous sources, including items selected from the bibliography of A Passion for Books by Harold Rabinowitz and Rob Kaplan, and from the following annotated “Listmania Lists” from


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