From the author of the highly praised "The Pencil" and "The Evolution of Useful Things" comes another captivating history of the seemingly mundane: the book and its storage. "If 'God is in the details, ' then those seeking God should read Petroski's books".--"Library Journal". Illustrations throughout.

The Book on the Bookshelf 2000, Vintage Books USA

ISBN-13: 9780375706394

Trade paperback

The Book on the Bookshelf 1999, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375406492