Andrzej Kempa (1936-2009) is the author of many works on the lovers of words. His research was concentrated on the biograms of book people (journalists, writers, bibliophiles, librarians, bibliologists, publishers, book-sellers, printers, illustrators) published in Encyklopedia wiedzy o książce, Polski słownik biograficzny and Słownik pracowników książki polskiej and small articles published in the pages of local and national press. He presented a little-known writers, publishers and booksellers. He discussed their education, career, research and teaching work. Kempa verified their biographical data (date and place of birth). He also discussed the issues of attributions of little-known writers’ works, the history of the publishing and the bookshop market and the history of local press.