When Nancy Goldstone bought a vintage copy of ""War and Peace"" to win a birthday bet with co-author Larry, the couple began their journey into the world of book collecting, meeting a hilarious cast of eccentrics along the way. Part travel story, part love story, and part memoir, this book provides a delightful love letter to book lovers everywhere.
""Charming.""--The New York Times
""Their enthusiasm is everywhere infectious...delightful...the pages are radiant with a pervasive love of literature.""--The Washington Times
""The authors' descriptions are evocative, their storytelling compassionate-- and frequently hilarious. A sort of Year in Provence for book lovers.""--Kirkus Reviews
""Most books about books are as stuffy and musty as a 400-year-old binding, but the Goldstones' prose is as sprightly and readable as the 'modern firsts' they began to add to their collections. I read it in one sitting.""--Rocky Mountain News
""An entertaining introduction to the world of book collecting.""--Publishers Weekly