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Paper, Pixels and the Lasting Impression of Books

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An intimate narrative exploring the past, present, and future of books

Four seismic shifts have rocked human communication: the invention of writing, the alphabet, mechanical type and the printing...

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Merilyn Simonds is the author of 16 books, including The Holding, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice; The Convict Lover, finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award; and most...

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"This is fiction at its best, a book for serious readers who love language and the quicksilver arcs of time as much as story. Simonds deserves a place next to her well-known Canadian contemporaries...

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- Simonds combines an exploration of the past, present, and future of books with an intimate and accessible narrative of the making of two books: one in 19th-century letterpress and one in the latest...

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