August 9 is Book Lovers Day! It should be no surprise that Team OverDrive not only loves books, we love books about books. In fact, I received so many recommendations from my bookish coworkers that I had to categorize them. This list includes a little bit of everything, from romances that feature writers and readers to nonfiction titles books that prove truth is stranger than fiction and even some selections for the young book nerds in your life.

Books about books

The Binding by Bridget Collins

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

The Editor by Steven Rowley

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Storied Life of AJ Firky by Gabrielle Zevin

Books about book clubs

The Book that Matters Most by Ann Hood

Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows

The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Jay Fowler

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

Romance books about books

Beach Read by Emily Henry

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

By the Book by Jasmine Guillory

Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson

The Roughest Draft by Austin Siegemund-Broka

Seven Days in June by Tia Williams

Nonfiction books about books

Dear Fahreinheit 451 by Annie Spence

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Nabokov’s Favorite Word is Mauve by Ben Blatt

Books about bookstores and libraries

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-House Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Books about books for kids and teens

The Bad Seed Goes to the Library by Jory John

The Book Hog by Greg Pizzoli

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

The Library Book by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

The Losers Club by Andrew Clements

Lost in the Library by Josh Funk

Property of the Rebel Librarian by Allison Varnes