The Book on the Bookshelf by Henry Petroki

Have you ever wondered where the idea of bookshelves came from or how books were made before Gutenberg invented his moveable type or how books were catalogued before the Dewey Decimal System came into being? This small volume is a tour de force through the history of all these aspects of reading and more starting, from scrolls in ancient times. Extensively researched and accompanied by old illustrations and prints, it provides detailed answers to all these questions that we never even think about.