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A Passion for Books: A Book Lover's Treasury of Stories, Essays, Humor, Lore, and Lists on Collecting, Reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring For, and Appreciating Books
A Passion for Books
A Book Lover's Treasury of Stories, Essays, Humor, Lore, and Lists on Collecting, Reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring For, and Appreciating Books
Paperback      ISBN: 0812931130
In an anthology of sixty entertaining and incisive essays, notable authors including John Updike, Philip Roth, Anna Quindlen, Walter Benjamins, and many others describe their pleasure in collecting, reading, and caring for books of all kinds. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
A Voice from the Attic: Essays on the Art of Reading
A Voice from the Attic
Essays on the Art of Reading
Paperback      ISBN: 0140120815
The Printed Book in America
The Printed Book in America
Paperback      ISBN: 0874514800
A competent facsimile of David Godine's 1977 edition. Published for the Dartmouth College Library by the University Press of New England. A sample of fine printing now produced with somewhat less care than we'd expect of Meriden-Stinehour Press; we find a failure to register among the (very handsome) plates. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
How to Clothbind a Paperback Book: A Step-By-Step Guide for Beginners
How to Clothbind a Paperback Book
A Step-By-Step Guide for Beginners
Paperback      ISBN: 0486238377
Book Business: Publishing Past Present and Future
Book Business
Publishing Past Present and Future
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393049841
The author reconstructs the history of publishing, providing insights into the techniques and business of the creating, marketing, and selling books. 15,000 first printing.
Maps Of The Imagination: The Writer As Cartographer
Maps Of The Imagination
The Writer As Cartographer
Hardcover      ISBN: 159534005x
What can German globe makers, British cartographers, the Marx brothers, and Roadrunner cartoons tell us about writers from Sappho to Italo Calvino? According to fiction writer Peter Turchi, both cartographers and writers draw from the same well of creativity, curiosity, and adventuresome spirit. "To ask for a map," says Turchi, "is to say, 'Tell me a story.'" In Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer, Turchi takes readers on a delightful journey that explores cartography's and writing's many parallels. For example, Turchi explores the challenges of blank space and the blank page, the role of geometry in maps and of formal devices in writing, the goals of exploration and challenges of presentation, and the balance of intuition with intention. Each idea is richly illustrated with maps, drawings and other illustrations.
Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper
Double Fold
Libraries and the Assault on Paper
Paperback      ISBN: 0375726217
In an exposT of contemporary library policies, the best-selling author of Vox describes how such institutions have dismantled collections of original bound newspapers and so-called brittle books to replace them with microfilmed copies, exploring the hidden reasons for such policies and calling for the preservation of irreplaceable records. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe
The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe
Paperback      ISBN: 0521447704
Looks at the emergence of print culture in western Europe and discusses its influence on the Protestant Reformation and the development of science
How Reading Changed My Life
How Reading Changed My Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0345422783
Reading lists of some of the author's favorite books accompany her thoughts on the role of books and reading in her life
The Spooky Art: Some Thoughts on Writing
The Spooky Art
Some Thoughts on Writing
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0394536487
In honor of his eightieth birthday, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author reflects on writing and the writing life, sharing his thoughts on such topics as the limits and attractions of nonfiction, the need for work habits, the pitfalls of early success, coping with bad reviews, and his fellow writers, including Melville, Faulkner, Hemingway, Updike, Oates, Baldwin, Salinger, and many others. 50,000 first printing.