Tales from the Biblio-Files


Photo of a home library by nannetteturner

Some people have so many books at home there’s nowhere to put them. Stacks of them (the people?) fill the rooms and threaten to topple onto the bed.

(Yeah, I have all these crowds of avid readers standing in my bedroom all night with their noses in books, noisily flipping the pages. In my dreams.)

Luckily, you don’t have to own every book you want to read, you can check some of them out from the San Mateo County Library.

Books on Book Lovers, Book Sellers, and Book Collectors

  • 84, Charing Cross Road  by Helene. Hanff. 1970. Charming correspondence between the author and the staff of a London bookshop reflects the blooming of a 20-year friendship with one reserved staff member in particular.

Also a movie with Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins: 84 Charing Cross Road [videorecording], 2002.

Photo credit: nannetteturner


Author Bio:

Vaughn Harrison dreams about the Half Moon Bay Library and the Bookmobile.


Great post!

I loved 84 Charing Cross Road, and have a photo in front of that address on a visit to London years ago! Alas, there is no bookshop. I have no idea what is there now.

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