This should prove a goldmine for reviewers, lecturers on books and reading, list makers, public library readers advisers, and so forth. The literary editor of the Boston Herald chats about the reasons for reading, how to read to best advantages, what to borrow, what to buy, how to build a home library. He discusses reprints and their value; book clubs; circulating libraries and literary clubs. And he gives a few basic facts about criticism, so that the average layman can set up his own rule of thumb. He includes, in the course of the book, a compilation of all sorts of useful lists for quick reference, prize winners, and their years, and so forth.