What are the best books featuring librarians?

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    #1The Time Traveler's Wife

    The Time Traveler's Wife

    The Time Traveler's Wife is the debut novel of Audrey Niffenegger, which is about the story of married couple Clare and Henry who try to make their marriage work. It comes as they struggling with Henry's strange disorder of time traveling. 

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    Beverly Bowman
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Excellent description of how the time traveler extends time and how he and his wife maneuver their relationship throughout the time travel. "
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    #2The Historian

    The Historian
    This is the story of a young woman that while exploring her father's library is plunged into a labyrinth where she will find out about her father's past and the fate of her mother, and she will learn about Vlad the Impaler, and his possible connections with her situation in the current days. 




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    Vincent Fisher
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Interesting setting. It features Vlad the Impalar. Not many books with him featured hahah. It was surprisingly well-written and had me hooked."
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    #3The Name of the Rose

    The Name of the Rose
    The Name of the Rose is a novel by Umberto Eco about a friar who investigates and collects pieces of evidence with the series of historical murder mysteries in an Italian monastery. This book has won many international awards.
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    Terry Schultz
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I think one of the best books which has librarians in it is The Name of the Rose. It's very interesting and keeps you wanting to read more. I didn't want to put it down at times. I think it's one of the best books featuring librarians. "
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    #4The Color of Magic (Discworld)

    The Color of Magic (Discworld)

    The Color of Magic is a book by Terry Pratchett that tells the story of  Rincewind. He is a not very skillful wizard. He accidentally became a tourist guide for the city of Ankh-Morpork and his innocence will bring them to the Discworld.

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    Randy Wagner
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Terry Pratchett is a natural born storyteller that has developed an entire world for his likable characters that include a failed wizard and misunderstood villains. His imaginative powers shine via the creation of disc world, a flat planed place that exists on the back of four elephants. Pratchett delivers a uniquely blended mix of fantasy and humor that is sure to delight."
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    #5People of the Book

    People of the Book

    People of the Book is a 2008 historical fiction novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks. It focuses on a book conservator, Hanna Health, as she attempts to restore the Sarajevo Haggadah, a Jewish manuscript.
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    Rakesh Venkatesan
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "One of the best books featuring librarians that I have read is "People of the Book". Since my mom is a librarian, I really dug this book. I bought my mom a copy and it's librarian approved. "
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    #6Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

    Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

    Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore is a novel by Robin Sloan. It tells the story of Clay Jannon, who started working at Mr. Penumbra's bookstore. While there, he investigated the shop's patrons and discovers a conspiracy about the book world.

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    Bobby Butler
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "As a former librarian I am interested in books. Especially books involving librarians. I found Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. I was happy reading something that I had actually experienced before. I think it was a well written book. "
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    #7The Thirteenth Tale

    The Thirteenth Tale

    The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield is a gothic historical fiction on how children allegorically think of their birth. It tells the gothic strange encounters of the protagonist throughout the story.

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    Austin Knight
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This book does not seem to be a good fit for the category. It is about how children think of how they were born."
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    #8The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)

    The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)

    The Shadow of the Wind is a historical novel by Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Published in 2001, it is the first book in The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. It tells the story of Daniel, the son of an antiquarian book dealer.

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    Brian Meyer
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "My cousin is a big reader who loves books featuring librarians and I wanted to surprise him with a meaningful gift. I did some searching and wound up finding the book "The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)". I figured the book written by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, would be great read for him based on the reputation of The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series, but after hearing his opinion he was extremely disappointed. The book just didn't deliver and live up to the hype."
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    #9Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

    Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

    Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World is a 2008 bestselling non-fiction book written by Vicki Myron and Brett Witter. It tells the story of a cat, Dewey, who was abandoned in the Spencer Public Library.

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    William Wheeler
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World is a cute story about a cat. It is also a story of courage and love. Its an uplifting story that i really enjoyed."
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    #10Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians

    Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians
    Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians is a juvenile fantasy novel written by Brandon Sanderson and illustrated by Hayley Lazo. Published in 2007, it is the first book in the Alcatraz series, following the shenanigans of Alcatraz Smedry.
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    Jonathan Duncan
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I got this book for my young teenage son and he seems to be quite fond of it. He keeps telling me about the hero of the book who is incredibly smart. I believe I'll have to pick up the other books in this series for him now."
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    #11Understanding Manga and Anime

    Understanding Manga and Anime

    Understanding Manga and Anime is a non-fiction book by Robin E. Brenner. First published in 2007 by Libraries Unlimited, it provides a brief background information about anime and manga.

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    Austin Watson
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "The solution has no meaning to the topic. There was only one line that mentioned "librarians" in the description, and even than it was not pertaining to the topic."

Summary

Best What are the best books featuring librarians
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Time Traveler's WifeBooks 35 Paid
2The HistorianBooks 31 Paid
3The Name of the RoseBooks 29 Paid
4The Color of Magic (Discworld)Books 28 Paid
5People of the BookBooks 26 Paid
6Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour BookstoreBooks 25 Paid
7The Thirteenth TaleBooks 22 Paid
8The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)Books 22 Paid
9Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the WorldBooks 19 Paid
10Alcatraz Versus the Evil LibrariansBooks 17 Paid
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