“On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand Year History” with Nicolas Basbanes

“On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand Year History” with Nicolas Basbanes

Wednesday, Nov 06, 2013

Location:
Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 South 200 East - SLC, UT)

Ken Sanders Rare Books and the Utah Center for the Book are pleased to announce a reading and book signing with Nicholas Basbanes on the occasion of the release of his new book, On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand Year History, at our downtown bookstore (268 South 200 East, Salt Lake City) on Wednesday, November 6th at 7:00 p.m. Copies of On Paper will be available for signing and purchase (Random House/Knopf, hardcover, $35.00). This event is free and open to the public.

Nicholas Basbanes' new book, On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand Year History, is a consideration of all things paper; its invention that revolutionized human civilization, its thousand-fold uses (and misuses), its proliferation and sweeping influence on society, its makers, shapers, collectors, and pulpers. One of the most popular and widely read books on antiquarian book collecting is Basbanes’ epic history of bibliomania, A Gentle Madness, which takes readers on a wild journey from the ancient lost library at Alexandria to the 20th century Midwestern farmhouse of noted incunabula and doorknob thief Stephen Blumberg.

A native of Lowell, Massachusetts, Nicholas Basbanes writes and lectures widely and brilliantly about books, book history, and book culture. He is the author of nine fantastic books and countless insightful articles.

Please follow the links below to view or download promotional images of the book and author:

BOOK: https://www.dropbox.com/s/x2qqkrvzbw2t361/978-0-307-26642-2.jpg

AUTHOR: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ny3gippzmghqqs1/Nicholas%20Basbanes_7571.jpg

For more information about this event, please contact:

Ken Sanders Rare Books | 268 South 200 East, SLC, UT | 801-521-3819 | books@dreamgarden.com | www.kensandersbooks.com