History of Communication Poster →
A beautiful alphabet book from the British Library →
Amazing artworks created from old books →
Can the Kindle really improve on the book? →
Should Academic Copyright be Abolished? →
Advice On When To Stop Reading a Book →
(via Marginal Revolution)
A Windfall of Awesome Novels This Autumn →
But can it save the publishing industry? (via Marginal Revolution)
Ask Google to guarantee privacy for the future of... →
Andre Kertesz's photographic celebration of the... →
Why Publishing Cannot Be Saved →
New Uses for Card Catalogues →
I like the idea of turning old cart catalogues into liquor cabinets.
Amazon zaps purchased copies of Orwell's 1984 and... →
Awful Library Books →
Hilarious collection of awful-looking books.
Harvard UP goes digital →
My favourite quote from the article: “My personal hope is that other cash-strapped publishing houses will bite the bullet, move their entire libraries to digital, and send their authors a complimentary, book-shaped box of tissues to cry into when they contemplate the loss of their name on a hardcover.”
I’m a graduate student in Book History at the University of Toronto. I have noticed a surfeit of articles showing up in my RSS feed on this topic, and have decided to collect them all in one place. Hence, the “Book History Blog.” Enjoy!