I've got a lot of books on bikes I'd like to get rid of. They're slowly getting here.
The English newspaper The Guardian made a list of the best books on cycling a few years ago. At number 1 is Tim Krabbé's Rider, because he has even been translated into English. Also not to be missed: Put Me Back On My Bike by William Fotheringham (about Tommy Simpson) at number 6, French Revolutions by Tim Moore at number 9 and Rough Ride by Paul Kimmage at number 10. I agree, but reading it once is enough.