Doing Things With Books

… what do we value about the book? Why do we preserve and protect books, store them and hoard them? Why is the destruction of books instinctively abhorrent to many of us. (Price’s front cover image might be regarded as beautiful art but is the destruction of a set of Lemony Snicket books by reality TV star Lauren Conrad afforded the same cultural status?)

From this very interesting review of Leah Price’s very-interesting-sounding How to Do Things with Books in Victorian England.

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