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Non-Adhesive Binding, Vol. 1: Books without Paste or Glue

By: Smith, Keith A.

Price: $12.50

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780963768209

ISBN: 0963768204

Condition: USED


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Fantasies of the Library

By: Springer, Anna-Sophie

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780262035200

ISBN: 0262035200

Condition: USED


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Late Age of Print: Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control

By: Striphas, Ted

Price: $7.00

Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR: 10/15/2016

Seller ID: 9780231148146

ISBN: 0231148143

Condition: USED


Ted Striphas argues that, although the production and propagation of books have undoubtedly entered a new phase, printed works are still very much a part of our everyday lives. With examples from trade journals, news media, films, advertisements, and a host of other commercial and scholarly materials, Striphas tells a story of modern publishing that proves, even in a rapidly digitizing world, books are anything but dead. From the rise of retail superstores to Oprah's phenomenal reach, Striphas tracks the methods through which the book industry has adapted (or has failed to adapt) to rapi... View more info

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Jane Austen Handbook: Proper Life Skills from Regency England

By: Sullivan, Margaret C

Price: $6.00

Publisher: QUIRK BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781594745058

ISBN: 1594745056

Condition: USED


Every young lady dreams of a life spent exchanging witty asides with a dashing Mr. Darcy, but how should you let him know your intentions? Seek counsel from this charming guide to Jane Austen's world. Its step-by-step instructions reveal the practicalities of life in Regency England, including sensible advice on: - How to behave at your first ball - How to ride sidesaddle - How to decline an unwanted marriage proposal - How to improve your estate - How to throw a dinner party --and much more. Offering readers a glimpse into day-to-day life in Jane Austen's time, "The J... View more info

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Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century (Secon

By: Thompson, John B.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: PLUME:

Seller ID: 9780452297722

ISBN: 0452297729

Condition: USED


"All you need to know about the industry at a time of momentous change."-Drake McFeely, chairman and president, W.W. Norton & Company For nearly five centuries, the world of book publishing remained largely static. But at the dawn of the twenty-first century, the industry faces a combination of economic pressures and technological change that is forcing publishers to alter their practices and think hard about the future of the book.John Thompson's riveting account dissects the roles of publishers, agents, and booksellers in the United States and Britain, charting their transforma... View more info

Book in the Age of Theater, 1550-1750

By: University of Chicago Library

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780943056272

ISBN: 0943056276

Condition: USED


After the construction of the first permanent theater buildings since Antiquity in mid sixteenth-century Italy, drama triumphed throughout Europe, especially in seventeenth-century France, Golden Age Spain, and Elizabethan, Jacobean, and Restoration England. How did the growth of the book industry interact with the evolution of the theater? The Book in the Age of Theater answers this question by exploring the relationship between performance and printing, viewing Renaissance and baroque theater as a unique intersection of social spectacle and literary activity. View more info

Manual on Bookselling

By: Whouley, Kate

Price: $6.00

Edition: 5

Seller ID: 1879556189

ISBN: 1879556189

Condition: USED


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Professor and the Madman

By: Winchester, Simon

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PERENNIAL: 8/23/2014

Seller ID: 9780060839789

ISBN: 0060839783

Condition: USED


The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The compilation of the OED began in 1857, it was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to lig... View more info

Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxfo

By: Winchester, Simon

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780060994860D

ISBN: 9780060994860D

Condition: USED


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So Many Books: Reading and Publishing in an Age of Abundance

By: Zaid, Gabriel

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PAUL DRY BOOKS: 5/8/2014

Seller ID: 9781589880030

ISBN: 158988003X

Condition: USED


"Reading liberates the reader and transports him from his book to a reading of himself and all of life. It leads him to participate in conversations, and in some cases to arrange them . . . It could even be said that to publish a book is to insert it into the middle of a conversation." (from "So Many Books") Join the conversation In "So Many Books," Gabriel Zaid offers his observations on the literary condition: a highly original analysis of the predicament that readers, authors, publishers, booksellers, librarians, and teachers find themselves in today--when there are simply more book... View more info

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Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books

By: Zane, J.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 5/26/2014

Seller ID: 9780393328400

ISBN: 0393328406

Condition: USED


You'll find the answer in The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books the ultimate guide to the world's greatest books. As writers such as Norman Mailer, Annie Proulx, Stephen King, Jonathan Franzen, Claire Messud, Margaret Drabble, Michael Chabon and Peter Carey name the ten books that have meant the most to them, you'll be reminded of books you have always loved and introduced to works awaiting your discovery. The Top Ten includes summaries of 544 books each of which is considered to be among the ten greatest books ever written by at least one leading writer. In addition to each writer's ... View more info