This book, first published in 1986, contains a collection of remarkable essays analysing such topics as the nature of reading, the power of books, literary creation, libraries and technology, and the freedom to read.
1. The Nature of Reading: Joys, Pleasures, and Fears 2. Literary Creation and Types of Literature 3. Eleven Authors 4. Book Collecting 5. Libraries, Librarianship, and the Freedom to Read