The best books for book lovers

From brilliant novels to fascinating non-fiction, these books take books and reading as their subject – perfect for bibliophiles.

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So, you like books. Possibly many different kinds: crime, romance, classics in translation or non-fiction. We know for a fact that the very best books are the ones that celebrate the art of reading and literature itself. In fact, books about books are where the real bookworms go to party. We’ve selected a handful of the very best right here.

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