A Man and His Books is an illustrated storybook written by American author A.B. Chesler . It was published on December 7, 2016 by Canadian company FriesenPress and was released on Amazon in Kindle version the next day. The book was well received by the Kindle community and by the end of its first day had achieved ranking in the top 25,000 on Amazon's Kindle Bestseller's list. Amazon later released the softcover and hardcover versions on December 11, 2016.
A.B. Chesler's inspiration behind A Man and His Books is society's increasing reliance on technology (as well as the works of many of her favorite authors, like Roald Dahl and Ray Bradbury). For nothing can come between a man and his books... not even his e-reader! This fun and whimsical tale shares the story of a man’s library coming to life while its owner is away. Readers will be delighted as the library’s residents hold nothing back in a true battle of wits. A Man and His Books is sure to entertain bookworms of all ages, as well as remind them of the classical beauty held within a good, old-fashioned publication.
A.B.'s hope with this story is to lightheartedly remind people of how much extra meaning the printed word can carry, as well as contribute a thoughtful piece that can be enjoyed by readers of any age.