The Book Lovers' Miscellany (2020)

The Book Lovers' Miscellany Claire Cock-Starkey The Book Lovers Miscellany How is ink made What is the bestselling book of all time What are the oldest known books in the world And how does one make sense of the colors found on Penguin paperbacks The answers to these questio
  • Title: The Book Lovers' Miscellany
  • Author: Claire Cock-Starkey
  • ISBN: 9781851244713
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Hardcover
The Book Lovers' Miscellany Claire Cock-Starkey How is ink made What is the bestselling book of all time What are the oldest known books in the world And how does one make sense of the colors found on Penguin paperbacks The answers to these questions and many await readers in The Book Lovers Miscellany.The Book Lovers Miscellany is a cornucopia for bibliophiles With customary wisdom and wit, Claire Cock StarHow is ink made What is the bestselling book of all time What are the oldest known books in the world And how does one make sense of the colors found on Penguin paperbacks The answers to these questions and many await readers in The Book Lovers Miscellany.The Book Lovers Miscellany is a cornucopia for bibliophiles With customary wisdom and wit, Claire Cock Starkey presents a brief illustrated history of paper, binding, printing, and dust jackets, with a wealth of arcane facts that even the most avid book lovers may be hard pressed to answer Which natural pigments were used to decorate medieval bibles Which animal is needed for the making of vellum Curious facts are drawn from throughout the history of books and publishing, including many recent examples, such as a short history of the comic and the story behind the massively successful Harlequin romance imprint Mills and Boon Readers can explore the output of the most prolific writers and marvel at the youth of the youngest published authors or lament the decisions of the publishers who rejected books that later became colossal bestsellers The book also includes a collection of lists, including unfinished novels, books that have faced bans, books printed with mistakes, the most influential academic books of all time, and the longest established literary families The perfect gift for every bibliophile, The Book Lovers Miscellany is equally well suited to reading straight through or dipping into here and there.
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  1. Trish

    This could be me But I don t just love to read I m obsessed with collecting bookmarks yes, I like my bookmarks to match the books I m reading, which is why I actually have hundreds I love to decorate my shelves with interesting bookstands and other stuff not too cheesy though I love to write letters by hand on special paper with an ink pen and create my own cards for Christmas for example I have pictures on the wall next to some shelves depicting art from certain bookish worlds I even wear book [...]

  2. Paul

    In case you haven t worked it out yet, I love books I even like reading books about books too, and when I was given an opportunity to read The Book Lovers Miscellany I jumped at the chance This small volume is packed to the covers with details and facts and stories about books, authors and significant events from the world of literature.If you want a list of publishers who declined the books that went onto break all the sales records, which parts of animals have graced the pages and the what the [...]

  3. Michelle Ryles

    If you re looking for the perfect gift for a book lover, then look no further than The Book Lovers Miscellany What a treasure trove of information this is I want to read it again and again to see what I missed It s one of those books that you ll read something new each time you pick it up.I just love the pocket size of this book, it makes it so transportable and I feel like I want to carry it with me everywhere so I can dip in and out of it and read excerpts to my friends and family There are so [...]

  4. Linda Hill

    The Book Lovers Miscellany is a cornucopia of bookish facts and information.This is a little gem of a book Although I read it in the order presented, it would pay huge dividends if treated like a bookish box of chocolates, dipping in at random and seeing what tasty morsel came out Alternatively, as many pages are cross referenced, readers could enjoy a kind of literary mystery tour, jumping from one author led note to another The footnotes too add an extra dimension of interest.An aspect I reall [...]

  5. Melody

    A nice, short, very interesting read I ll surely want to reference some of the information I learned in the future would be nice to visit an official book town

  6. Anne-Marie Heeney

    a great potted history of some key aspects of books, including printing materials and processes, opening lines and quotations, book prizes Really accessible style Book does what it needs to, which is give some interesting facts.

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