JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,

A must-read for any bibliophile

Just finished reading Henry Petroski's The Book on the Bookshelf ... a fascinating history of the co-evolution of books and their storage. One of those books that you simultaneously read fast and are sorry to finish because it's so fascinating ... who knew that the physical changes in our form of reading, from scroll to codex to book and in storage, from pigeonhold to bookchest to chained lectern to shelf to stack were so interconnected? Special attraction: the appendix listing over twenty different possible ways to arrange your home library.
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