Category Archives: Books

Origins of Classic Fairy Tales


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The link below is to an article that takes a look at the origin of several classic fairy tales, including Sleeping Beauty and Snow White.

For more visit:
http://www.omnivoracious.com/2017/01/abebooks-grimm-fairy-tales-amazon-book-review.html

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History of Harlequin


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The link below is to an article that takes a look at the history of Harlequin, the romance publishers.

For more visit:
http://pictorial.jezebel.com/how-harlequin-became-the-most-famous-name-in-romance-1692048963

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Why Books are Called Books


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The link below is to an article that looks at why books are called books.

For more visit:
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/07/books-called-books/

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Historical Slang We Love from the ‘Oxford English Dictionary’


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All hail the silver fox of dictionaries. The Oxford English Dictionary turns 130 today. The first published installment of the definitive dictionary was printed back in 1884. The OED took more than 40 years to reach completion — all 400,000 plus words and phrases in 10 volumes. One thing that makes the OED special is its inclusion of historical (and modern) slang. Endangered, archaic words need love too, so we’ve picked a few of our favorites from the OED and its family of dictionaries. Feel free to share the old-timey words you can’t live without, below.

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6 Early Book Machines Before the Kindle


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The link below is to an article that takes a look at 6 book ‘machines’ that existed prior to the Kindle.

For more visit:
http://ebookfriendly.com/book-machines-before-kindle/

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Infographic: History of Publishing


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The link below is to an infographic that takes a look at the history of publishing.

For more visit:
http://www.teleread.com/publishing/a-brief-history-of-publishing-infographic-by-finvy/

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Article: A History of Reading


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The link below is to an article containing an infographic on the history of reading.

For more visit:
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/from-tablet-tablet-the-history-reading.html

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Article: The Gutenberg Bible


The link below is to an article on the Gutenberg Bible.

For more visit:
http://www.challies.com/articles/the-history-of-christianity-in-25-objects-the-gutenberg-bible


Article: United Kingdom – Lambeth Palace & the Stolen Books


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The link below is to a fascinating story of books that were stolen from Lambeth Palace over a number of decades.

For more visit:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22249700

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