I very much want to recommend the most recent book, Haunted By Books, by my friend Mark Valentine, which is published by the wonderful Tartarus Press. Mark has the most exquisite taste, and this beautiful and fascinating book consists of his essays on obscure, but astonishing, authors, many of whom he has re-discovered himself for us through his uncanny knack for finding the rare and curious. His introduction, a meditation on books and book-collecting, is one of the most beautiful, evocative and indeed accurate that I have ever seen. I read the entire volume in one go. I really cannot recommend it highly enough. I just wish it was double, triple, quadruple, the size, and very much hope there will be a successor to it!