This essay identifies resources for the study of book history and print culture. Covering primarily English-language printed books published since 2000, it discusses notable titles in four parts. Part 1 presents key publications about the modern book publishing business; coverage includes titles about trade and scholarly book publishing as well as publishers and publishing houses. Part 2 covers book design and production, including books about typefaces, pages, bindings, and formats, as well as catalogs of beautiful books. Part 3 discusses key publications from the discipline known as the history of the book, including reference works, textbooks, and single-volume and comprehensive book histories. Part 4 includes books about the future of the book by a range of scholars, critics, book historians, and other writers. Most of the titles identify an increasingly corporate mind-set along with digital technologies as the primary agents changing book publishing and print culture now and in the future.
Bracken, J. (2014). Book History and Print Culture at the Millennium. Choice. https://doi.org/10.5860/CHOICE.51.07.1157
Bracken, James. 2014. “Book History and Print Culture at the Millennium”. Choice. https://doi.org/10.5860/CHOICE.51.07.1157.
Bracken, J. Book History and Print Culture at the Millennium. Choice, 1 Mar. 2014, doi:10.5860/CHOICE.51.07.1157.