Given that I’m still on hiatus, I’m cheating a little for this year’s gift guide. I have just the one suggestion, and you may already have guessed what it is: why not treat yourself or a loved one to a copy of The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time?
It’s some way off yet, but I’m happy to announce that I’ll be giving a talk at the St Bride Foundation here in London on the 23rd of March next year. I’ll be talking about the overlapping histories of writing, printing and books, and signing some books of my own afterwards. Tickets are on sale at £12.50 (£8).
The Book has been on sale for a few weeks now and so I thought I’d collect some of the articles published in connection with it, both by me and by others.
First, I posted here a series of articles about some of the aspects of bookmaking that I learned about while researching The Book. Here they are: