A Passion for Books

A Passion for Books

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
Essays celebrate the value of reading while offering a defense against those who claim books have no future in the electronic age

Eloquence
A celebration of the value and importance of books and a spirited defense against the many gloomy voices in our so-called electronic age that say the printed book as we know it will soon be obsolete.

Nineteen original essays make up this indispensable guide for anyone who is interested in the past and future of books and the publishing industry. This book is intended as both a celebration of the value and importance of reading and a spirited defense against the many gloomy voices in our so-called electronic age that say the book will soon be obsolete. The essays explore how books shape and nourish our lives; why readers turn to books in the era of cyberspace; whether the book has a future; and the many issues that concern academic publishers who are trying to preserve the book.


Book News
Nineteen contributors celebrate that value and importance of reading and offer a defense against the gloomy voices in our electronic age who say that books will soon be obsolete. They take personal, philosophical, and practical approaches to questions surrounding how books shape and nourish our lives, what motivates readers to turn to books in the era of cyberspace, the role collectors play in the preservation of books, and central issues for academic publishers. The editor teaches English at Southern California's Citrus College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Holtzbrinck
A celebration of the value and importance of books and a spirited defense against the many gloomy voices in our so-called electronic age that say the printed book as we know it will soon be obsolete.


Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998
ISBN: 9780312218843
0312218842
Branch Call Number: 028 PAS
Characteristics: xviii, 208 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Salwak, Dale

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