Tag Archives: Publishing and Printing

Seeing Philadelphia in 1845

 Philadelphia: City Sights for Little Folks features illustrations of things you could expect to see on a journey through town in 1845. The title, which offers brief descriptions and occasional rhymes, was surprisingly written for children. The book was printed via stereotype, … Continue reading

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Bookbinding Basics

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Back to Back

The antiquarian book above is actually two volumes in one. This rare style of binding is usually referred to as dos-a-dos, from the French “back to back”. As the term suggests, these books share the same back cover. Books bound in … Continue reading

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Frankenstein Deluxe

To commemorate the bicentennial of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein  this year, Les Éditions des Saints Pères in Paris has published a limited edition, deluxe facsimile of the original manuscript in the author’s own handwriting. “Frankenstein is a canon in the history of … Continue reading

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Why Real Books Are Great

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Go Set A Watchman

Now that the ridiculous hullabaloo surrounding Harper Lee’s newly “discovered” novel Go Set A Watchman has subsided a bit, Penguin has released some of the rejected submissions for cover art.

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It Was Snowing Butterflies

On its 80th anniversary, Penguin Books has launched Little Black Classics, a series of 80 titles priced at just 80p. The diminutive books include fiction and nonfiction works drawn from Penguin’s Classics list. The covers all sport a striking typographic … Continue reading

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A book is an object fixed in time

Over at the Design Observer, librarian/curator/writer Timothy Young offers a damn good list of ten reasons why the printed book still matters. Here’s a stripped down version (see below) of the list. If you’re inclined, check out the fully unexpurgated … Continue reading

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Printing Is An Art Form

London’s Folio Society has been publishing beautifully crafted editions of great literature for nearly seven decades. Each book is a treasure of typography, printing, illustration and binding. They recently produced this wonderful video profile of master printer Stan Lane. If you … Continue reading

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Is There Money In E-Books

This interesting infographic is from the folks at Write Your Novel, Now ! , which is an online writing coaching service (paid of course). The graphic is packed with lots of timely information about the recent growth in e-book publishing … Continue reading

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