"Traces the development of the American book trade from the colonial era through the twentieth century. Explores the technological, historical, cultural, political, and personal forces that shaped the trade, paying particular attention to the contributions of the German bookseller Frederick Leypoldt and his journal Publishers Weekly"--Provided by publisher.
We have been created to live and work in community. But all too often we see ourselves primarily as individuals and run the risk of working at cross-purposes with the organizations we serve. Living faithfully in a neighborhood involves two interwoven threads: learning and action. In this book C. Christopher Smith, coauthor of Slow Church, looks at the local church as an organization in which both learning and action lie at the heart of its identity. He explores the practice of reading and, in his words, "how we can read together as churches in ways that drive us deeper into action." Smith continues, "Church can no longer simply be an experience to be passively consumed; rather, we are called into the participatory life of a community. Reading is a vital practice for helping our churches navigate this shift." Discover how books can help your churches and neighborhoods bring flourishing to the world.
Reveals how businesses and leaders can create lasting success by explaining how companies can shape their corporate cultures to build strong, principled organizations that achieve sustainable profits without sacrificing core values.
Do you get books from a public library in your town or even in your school library? In many remote areas of the world, there are no library buildings. In many countries, books are delivered in unusual way: by bus, boat, elephant, donkey, train, even by wheelbarrow. Why would librarians go to the trouble of packing books on the backs of elephants or driving miles to deliver books by bus? Because, as one librarian in Azerbaijan says, "Books are as important to us as air or water!" This is the intriguing photo essay, a celebration of books, readers, and libraries.
In a compelling approach structured as theme and variations, the author offers insightful profiles of a number of accomplished women born in Americas Gilded Age who lost and found themselves in books, and worked out a new life purpose around them. Some wo
Excerpt from How Books Are Made: The Story of a Progressive Industry as Told by Leon Epstein; With the Aid of Machines in Operation, Photomurals and Work-in-Progress Exhibits The principal book manufacturing centers are located in New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Virginia, Tennessee. Complete manufacturing plants are divided into different departments (a) Composing Room, devoted to typesetting by hand and machines; (b) Foundry, where electrotype and similar plates are made; (0) Pressroom, in which the paper is imprinted; and (d) Bindery, wherein the ﬂat orfolded printed sheets are bound. Each division of the work is a specialty in itself and requires th...
The authors explore the odd culture of books and the enormous impact reading has had--and will continue to have--on the lives of men and women, the course of nations, and the enrichment of life everywhere it exists.
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