Just a quick note to say that I am giving a set of hardcover books about books this week. The first book is edited by Harold Rabinowitz and Rob Kaplan and is called A Passion for Books. It’s a collection of writings about books by folks such as Umberto Eco, Anna Quindlen, John Updike, and Susan Sontag. My copy is a little time-worn, but the jacket is still attached and the book itself is pristine.

The second book in the set is a great work by one of the world’s best book scholars, Nicholas A Basbanes – Patience and Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places, and Book Culture.. Basbanes writing is fun and clear, and the stories he tells, well, if you’re a book lover, you’ll love them.

So if you want to win these two great titles, please post a comment (and Facebook, blog, or Tweet for additional entries). I’ll draw a winner next Friday, just in time for a little Halloween celebrating.

Cover of Patience and Fortitude by Nicholas Basbanes Patience and Fortitude – Nicholas Basbanes

Cover of A Passion for BooksA Passion for Books – Rabinowitz and Kaplan, ed.