Books About Libraries and Librarians

Books About Libraries and Librarians

I think being a librarian is a pretty cool profession and completely suits the part of my personality that craves order and loves books. Unfortunately I did not go back to school and  complete a Master’s Degree in Library Science so I can never be an official librarian.

For now, I will settle for reading about librarians and libraries to get my organizational and book fix on. Here are a few books about libraries and librarians that I am loving at the moment. These books are all the first novels in a series. And who doesn’t love a series? Unless it’s goes downhill of course…

The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

Not your typical library. The New York Circulating Materials Repository stores artifacts from various fairy tales (hence the name Grimm in the title.) Dangerous items go missing from the Grimm Collection and it is up to a group of pages to figure out where they went and how to get them back. A whimsical, funny and magical mystery written for young adults.


Other books in the series:


The Wells Bequest





The Poe Estate





Ink and Bone (The Great Library) by Rachel Caine

Based on the idea that the Ancient Library of Alexandria was never destroyed and continues to be one of the largest and most important libraries in the world. Because it was never destroyed, it has a presence in every major city and delivers books onto tablets using alchemy. Real copies of books are banned and the printing press has never been invented. Essentially the Library of Alexandria controls all dissemination of information (so hoarders) and values knowledge over human life. This is the story of a group of people who try to break the hold the Library has on the world and information. I definitely looked at my Kindle differently after reading this.


Other books in the series:

Paper and Fire   





Ash and Quill (July 11, 2017)





The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

Irene obtains books from alternate realities to preserve them at an Invisible Library most people don’t even know exists. It is a unique premise and I absolutely love the humor in this book. Irene is part spy, part thief and all Librarian when she is dealing with people and creatures who aren’t going to let her have a book. This is my favorite library series so far.



Other books in the series:

The Masked City    





The Burning Page





Do you have any favorite books about libraries to recommend? Leave your suggestions in the comments below.

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  1. February 13, 2017 / 8:34 am

    I absolutely love this post! I’ve never seen a list of books about libraries before. Some of these were already on my TBR list, but I am definitely adding more!

  2. February 14, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    Thanks Rebecca! I know I have only hit the tip of the iceberg with books about libraries. Let me know if you have any to recommend!

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