Casanova was a book lover : and other naked truths and provocative curiosities about the writing, selling, and reading of books /

Everyone knows which books people buy; they can just look at the best-seller lists. But who knows which books people steal? Who, for that matter, knows that authors ruin the book market by writing too much? Or why book critics are not critical? Or why librarians need to throw out more books? Who, in...

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Author / Creator: Hamilton, John Maxwell.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2000.
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