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The Oxford Companion to the Book

A weighty (both literally and figuratively) compendium surveying the influence of the book from antiquity to today. The first volume collects forty scholarly essays that are international in scope, while the second offers an A-to-Z of 5,000 entries covering every aspect of book history. Read more...

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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