The essays in The Art of Libromancy explore the politics, philosophies, technologies, emotional experience, and craft of selling books in the twenty-first century.
Praise for Josh Cook
“The writing throughout is so crystalline, the dialogue so acerbically funny and the characters so engaging as to make the pages seem as though they’re turning themselves.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“One of the most high-minded detective stories in years ... Meticulously planned and content-rich, this sophisticated, variegated study ... ranks with the best upmarket mysteries by Iain Pears and Umberto Eco.”
“Bookseller and debut novelist Cook’s humorous take on various whodunit and noir tropes is ... spot-on.”
"One of [my] favorite booksellers."
—Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere