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Every Book Its Reader
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Nicholas A. Basbanes has worked as an award-winning investigative reporter, a literary editor, and a nationally syndicated columnist. The author of five books, he also writes a regular column for Fine Books & Collections magazine and lectures widely on book-related issues. He and his wife, Constance, live in Massachusetts.

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"If Oprah would only join the ranks of Cervantes's fans, he'd have a chance at today's bestseller list." -- Brigitte Weeks, Washington Post Book World "Every Book Its Reader reminds us that books, in all their myriad forms, are necessary equipment for living." -- Los Angeles Times "These essays...occupy a corner of the grand salon of the history of ideas." -- Amanda Heller, Boston Globe "`Affection, laughter, argument'--aptly characterize the work of this great contemporary celebrant of the common, and the uncommon reader, Basbanes." -- Michael Dirda, Weekly Standard "First-rate reporting....[EBIR] allows us to step away from our myopic fixation on writers and consider the reader." -- Karen Long, Cleveland Plain Dealer "No living person has thought more about the extraordinary power of books than Nicholas Basbanes." -- Ellis Henican, Newsday "[An] admirably wide excursion into literature, history and biography." -- Kathleen Burke, Smithsonian Magazine "Nicholas Basbanes is the Pied Piper of bibliophiles." -- John Harper, Orlando Sentinel

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