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.
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The link below is to an article that takes a look at the history of Harlequin, the romance publishers.
The link below is to an article that looks at why books are called books.
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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The link below is to an article that takes a look at 6 book ‘machines’ that existed prior to the Kindle.
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The link below is to an infographic that takes a look at the history of publishing.
The link below is to an article containing an infographic on the history of reading.
The link below is to an article on the Gutenberg Bible.