Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Book in Brief: A Video History

And the book goes on . . .

For centuries, the book has been the site where culture and technology meet. Here, in period images, is an abbreviated history of the handheld device that has stood the test of time--the book! Take a quick tour of how it happened, from Gutenberg to the Victorians. That's five centuries in about as many minutes! Produced by

For the timeline on which this video is based, and for more history of book printing and publishing,  please visit