We love this thoughtful & eloquent manifest on the importance of books & literature from our friends @juniperbooks #literaryrevolution #printisntdead #booksarelife #booklover ・・・
"The printed book has been read its last rites many times over the past two centuries. The first occasion was back in 1831, when the French poet-politician Alphonse de Lamartine declared that books would be rendered obsolete by the proliferation of daily newspapers. “The book will arrive too late,” he mourned. In 1894, a Scribner’s Magazine writer predicted that the phonograph, recently invented by Thomas Edison, would mean “the end of books.” Readers would be replaced by “hearers.” During the twentieth century, the arrival of every new media technology — telephone, radio, movies, microfilm, TV, personal computer, CD-ROM —spurred a new round of epitaphs for the book."
- Nicholas Carr
From the Juniper Books 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, to be continued tomorrow...
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