Books Every Book Lover Needs to Read (Today!)

Pick up one of these titles that celebrates that magical combination of paper, print, imagination and the English language.
Sorted Books

Sorted Books

176 pages; Chronicle Books
A story begins when we open its cover, and ends when we reach its last page...except in the case of artist Nina Katchadourian. In Sorted Books, a project started nearly 20 years ago, she reveals the new narratives books can tell when stacked and organized by the titles printed on their spines. What results are short prose-poems. Some are witty, such as, "Speaking of Pianists/Am I Too Loud?/Beethoven Lives Upstairs"; others thought-provoking, such as "Paradise/Extra Innings/After Death;" but all have a way of proving that the seemingly ordinary things around us have fascinating new possibilities. 
— Pamela Masin