Category Archives: Libraries

Bookmarking Book Art — in medias res … Math Monahan

Math Monahan’s installation Specimen is book art that cannot be ignored. [ The book is an organism.  It lived, spread all over the world and, some would consider, is endangered today.  These creatures have a life of their own.  They manifest themselves … Continue reading

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Bookmark — The evolution of bookselling

No good history of the book in the late 20th and early 21st century will overlook this part of the book’s value chain.  In covering the earlier eras, the outstanding historians — Chartier, Davenport, Eisenstein, Johns,  Lefèbvre and Martin,  McMurtrie, … Continue reading

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Bookmarking Book Art – Franziska, a typeface

The Fine Press Book Association’s inaugural Student Type Design Competition sprang from the hope that by building bridges between printers and young type designers we might end up creating new material resources for the fine press community. A PDF document … Continue reading

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Bookmark – The Implacability of Books

Author of The Things Things Say, Jonathan Lamb has trawled the Internet Archive to link us to 18th and early 19th century examples of the “it-narrative,” stories told from the perspective of a thing such as a watch, a coin … Continue reading

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Bookmarking Book Art — Math Monahan

Math Monahan’s installation Specimen could hardly be more appropriate for the attention of Books on Books. [ The book is an organism.  It lived, spread all over the world and, some would consider, is endangered today.  These creatures have a … Continue reading

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The ALA’s Proposals on Ebooks in Libraries

The American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.   In it, Beverly Goldberg writes, “the ALA today released “Ebook Business Models for Public Libraries” (PDF file) a report that describes … Continue reading

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Bookmark – The “LookStore” and, Now, “Wall to Wall-papered Books”

These are Tony Sanfilippo’s slides used for his Ignite presentation at the 2012 meeting of the Association of American University Presses.    The slides have been transferred to YouTube with a voiceover. As the book evolves, so too the ways … Continue reading

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