A History of the Book in America

Volume 5

The Enduring Book

Print Culture in Postwar America




















Edited by David Paul Nord, Joan Shelley Rubin and Michael Schudson. The American Antiquarian Society and The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC. 2009 (this is a 13th printing). Hardcover in dust jacket. Black boards with gold lettering. 620 pages. B&W illustrations.

Dozens of contributing authors. This volume is all about how books have arrived at their place in popular culture: distribution, advertising, genres, book clubs, etc. For the first time, book collecting is discussed in depth. A nice wrap-up for the series.