Centre for the History of the Book

The Broadview Introduction to Book History

Blackwell's Bookshop are delighted to host the launch of Tom Mole and Michelle Levy's latest book, The Broadview Introduction to Book History.

Cover of The Broadview Introduction to Book History

For over five hundred years in the West, a particular form of the book—the printed codex—has been woven into the fabric of our lives. It has been the default medium for publicly circulating information and entertainment, and has structured the work, leisure and religious devotion of countless people. Now, as the cultural centrality of the printed book is challenged, we are prompted to reassess its value and its place in the history of media change.

In The Broadview Introduction to Book History, Tom Mole and Michelle Levy aim to help the reader to find his or her bearings within the field, and to provide a map with which to navigate book history more widely. 

Launch event

The launch of The Broadview Introduction to Book History will take place on Thursday the 25th of May 2017 at Blackwell's Bookshop on South Bridge, Edinburgh. If you are interested in attending the launch then please register for free on the launch Eventbrite page:

About the Editors

Michelle Levy is Professor of English at Simon Fraser University. Tom Mole is Reader in English Literature and Director of the Centre for the History of the Book at the University of Edinburgh.