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The Broadview Introduction to Book History with Tom Mole
Thu 25 May 2017, 18:30 – 20:00 BST
Blackwell's Bookshop are delighted to host the launch for The Broadview Introduction to Book History, the definitive guide to the history of the book.
For over five hundred years in the West, a particular form of the book—the printed codex—has been woven into the fabric of our lives. It has been the default medium for publicly circulating information and entertainment, and has structured the work, leisure and religious devotion of countless people. Now, as the cultural centrality of the printed book is challenged, we are prompted to reassess its value and its place in the history of media change.
In The Broadview Introduction to Book History, Tom Mole and Michelle Levy aim to help the reader to find his or her bearings within the field, and to provide a map with which to navigate book history more widely.
About the Editors
Michelle Levy is Professor of English at Simon Fraser University.Tom Mole is Reader in English Literature and Director of the Centre for the History of the Book at the University of Edinburgh.
For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.