Sanctuary Books Blog
We will be posting regularly to our blog, primarily on single books that we have catalogued or come across that we think are worthy of special attention, but also on various themes and aspects of the book in a more general sense. In addition to regularly updating our blog, we will be sharing through the website monthly catalogues from stock in PDF format.
October 14, 2014 | by Daniel Wechsler
Essay by Jed Perl, originally published in Strange & Wonderful: An Informal Visual History of Manuscript Books and Albums . What is a book? A book is a world between covers, a realm of fact or fiction or some combination of the two. A book is a distillation of experience, a record of our world turned into a world unto itself. Most books, at least most of the books that we have around us today, certainly most of the ones in the room where I am sitting as I write these words, were produced on a printing press. … Read More