Saturday, May 19, 2012

The importance of real books

These Lovely old volumes are never going to be published on Kindle or Nook. These books will only ever be enjoyed as paper with boards, bound in buckram or leather. They have marvelous illustrations that were engraved especially for the volume. The print was made by printing press. The history behind these books is more than the story inside. Story has been printed in multiple editions and sure you can find Wind in The Willows in hard back and paperback and maybe even recorded to tape but this buckram early edition has see dozens of children grow up and had many fingers turn its pages. Owning a book is more than owning the story, it is owning the book that has passed through so much time before that the history of what it is makes it greater.

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