Over four hundred years ago, Gutenberg perfected the moveable type press, causing book publishing to explode. Today they are at risk of joining rotary telephones and Betamax on the scrap heap of forgotten technology. Will books disappear or are there a few chapters left to read?
The Cat Can't Help It: Redemption Song
Two very different books that I pulled off the Aqua shelves and read back to back…
"Telling a young bookworm that reading is something people might stop doing is like telling people who just fell in love that a day will come when they won’t want to have sex all the time. No one is trying to hear this."
Aqua Books Photographer-in-Residence Ian McCausland’s Facebook Fotoshoot (8.17.10)
John Foster, woodcut portrait, “Mr. Richard Mather.” Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1670. Graphic Arts, The Sinclair Hamilton Collection, Princeton University Libraries. This is the first American woodcut.
via:American Graphic Arts