Books About Librarians…Recommended by Librarians

A coworker and I were talking about how we had come across a lot of books with librarians as characters or as the main topic. Of course, this made me curious to find even more, so you’ll find below a list of books all about librarians, brought to you by librarians!


Free for All: Oddballs, Geeks, and Gangstas in the Public Library by Don Borchet

The Dewey Decimal System of Love by Josephine Carr

In the Stacks: Short Stories About Libraries and Librarians by Michael Cart


World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne

Jade Dragon Mountain by Elsa Hart

The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman


Open Season by Linda Howard

This Book Is Overdue! by Marilyn Johnson

The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai


The Giant’s House by Elizabeth McCracken

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Quiet Please: Dispatches of a Public Librarian by Douglas Scott


Running the Books: The Adventures of An Accidental Prison Librarian by Avi Steinberg

The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler

Rex Libris: I, Librarian by James Turner

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