The A to Z of Single Letter Book Titles

The organized minds at AbeBooks.com apparently minded their Ps and Qs while compiling “The A to Z of the Shortest Book Titles,” an alphabetic compendium of single letter book titles a la Booker-prize nominee C by Tom McCarthy.

“There are numerous examples that stretch from A by Andy Warhol to Z by Vassilis Vassilikos,” writes AbeBooks’ uncredited alphabetizer, “Although not every letter of the alphabet appears to have been singled out for the literary treatment ? does anyone want R?”

The list is worth viewing if only for the cavalcade of jacket designs that, together, form a visually-stunning ersatz alphabet, which you can judge by its covers.


Daedalus Howell

Daedalus Howell is the author, most recently, of the novel "Quantum Deadline" and the writer-director of the recently released feature film "Pill Head." He is the editor of The North Bay Bohemian and The Pacific Sun.