Am höchsten bewertete kritische Rezension
Quite good though not his best work
am 21. Januar 2000
It's not quite as fascinating as Petroski's "The Evolution of Useful Things," but I suspect that is because "The Book on the Bookshelf" is much more narrowly focused (the design of bookshelves, the structure of book bindings and, to a lesser extent, the organization of libraries). But it is a quick read and one that bibliophiles should find terribly interesting.