Books About Libraries and Librarians

Books About Libraries and Librarians

This week is National Library Week! It’s no secret that my family has major love for libraries. It’s hard to beat a place that’s mission is to provide free enrichment for all through books–regardless of economic, social, or cultural background. I gathered up a list of books we love that feature libraries or librarians. The picture books, middle grade novels, and adult fiction are all found below.

Disclaimer: Several of these books were sent to me free from the publishers, but all opinions and decisions to include them on this list are my own. This post contains affiliate links. To find these books on (which supports independent bookstores) instead of Amazon, check out the Books About Books shelf on my Bookshop storefront.

Picture Books:

The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians by Carla Morris

Digging for Words by Angela Burke Kunkel

Lost in the Library and Where is Our Library? by Josh Funk

Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian by Jacob Sager Weinstein

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre by Anika Aldamuy Denise

Books by Horseback: A Librarian’s Brave Journey to Deliver Books to Children by Emma Carlson Berne

Nour’s Secret Library by Wafa’ Tarnowska

Love in the Library by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

The Efficient, Inventive (Often Annoying) Melvil Dewey: Learn about the man who invented the Dewey Decimal System used for organizing library books and had a huge impact on how public libraries are run.

The Lady With the Books by Kathy Stinson

Dear Librarian by Lydia Sigwarth

Saving Eli’s Books by Ruth Horowitz

Ronan the Librarian by Tara Luebbe

Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians by Jackie Mims Hopkins

Library Mouse series by Daniel Kirk

Middle Grade Novels:

The Story Collector and The Story Seeker by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Adult Fiction:

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles: See my full review here

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

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  1. I feel like it’s crazy I’ve only read one off this list, Saving Eli’s Library! I’m going to have to add the others to my tbr for sure.

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