Benjamin Franklin, one of our Founding Fathers, had a lifelong love of books. He acquired them throughout his life, for, as he noted in his autobiography, “From a Child I was fond of Reading, and all the little Money that came into my Hands was ever laid out in Books.”
Library Thing has catalogued Benjamin Franklin’s library, a total of 3,747 books. They also have included Franklin’s “reviews” when available (on 23 books).
It is truly fascinating to scroll through and take a look at some of the things that interested him.
Data was entered from The Library of Benjamin Franklin (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 2006), which you can also link to from the Library Thing site.