My Ten All-Time Favorite Books

Receiving this post via email? Please click on the title to read it in your browser. Thinking back over the (many) decades of my reading life, I decided it might be fun to take a look at my reading history and compile a list of favorite books. As my average number of books per year […]

‘Just Can’t Wait to Get on the Road Again’: Book Distribution in the U.S., Part 2

The first installment on U.S. book distribution examined early methods for book sales and delivery, including traveling peddlers to rural areas and stationary peddlers in metropolises.  With the advent of steam-powered transportation, the book distribution network in the U.S. was about to undergo its first major shift. What follows is an introduction to the impact […]