The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
One of the ultimate books about books, The Shadow of the Wind is a beautiful book – set in Barcelona – to read in winter, whether read in the original Spanish or in translation.
“Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.” – The Shadow of the Wind