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.

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