Centre for the History of the Book

The Broadview Reader in Book History

Book History has emerged as one of the most exciting new interdisciplinary fields of study in the humanities.

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By focusing on the production, circulation and reception of the book in all its forms, it has transformed the study of history, literature and culture. The Broadview Book History Reader is the most complete and up-to-date introduction available to this area of study.

The reader reprints 33 key essays in the field, grouped conceptually and provided with headnotes, explanatory footnotes, an introduction, a chronology, and a glossary of terms. Michelle Levy is Associate 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.