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Book Love: A Celebration of Writers, Readers, and the Printed & Bound Book

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The book industry is changing at digital speed. This compendium of more than three hundred quotations reminds us that centuries of treasured tradition are threatened by our current obsessions with e-books and other gadgets.

"A room without books is a body without a soul."--Cicero

"If you go into a room filled with books, even without taking them down from their shelves, they seem to speak to you, to welcome you."--William Gladstone

"If you cannot read all your books, at any rate handle, or as it were, fondle them. . . . Let them be your friends."--Winston Churchill

"There's something special about people who are interested in the printed word. They are a species all their own-learned, kind, knowledgeable, and human."--Nathan Pine, bookseller

"Books deserve more than digital gas."--Bill Henderson, from the introduction

Synopsis:

Hundreds of quotations by authors throughout the centuries about the glory of the bound book.

About the Author

James Charlton is the editor of The Writer's Quotation Book, The Writer's Home Companion, and other titles.Bill Henderson is the founder and editor of the Pushcart Prize. He received the 2006 National Book Critic Circle’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Poets & Writers / Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award. He is also the author of several memoirs, including All My Dogs: A Life. The founder of the Lead Pencil Club, Henderson lives in New York.

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ISBN:
9781888889611
Author:
Charlton, James (edt)
Publisher:
Pushcart Press
Author:
Henderson, Bill
Author:
Charlton, James
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
Reference-Quotations Anecdotes and Proverbs
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 black-and-white line drawings
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.00000 x 5.00000 in

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History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » Military » Naval History
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Rare Books » General
Reference » Books on Books
Reference » Quotations Anecdotes and Proverbs
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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