This is an interesting short video about the project to convert the Vatican Library’s manuscript collection to a digital format for preservation and increased access. It’s produced by their partner, EMC Corp. Beautiful images of Rome, Vatican City and the…
Books, Bookstores, Travel
Why do old books smell?
I picked up some beautiful old books this summer at a used book store in Zurich. They have a whiff of old book about them. I bought them because they have beautiful spines and they’re small (and therefore easy to…
Books, Paper, Travel, Videos
The Story of Paper – artisan papermaker Lamberto Bernardini
This is an interesting video in which papermaker Lamberto Bernardini tells the story of paper and books and how they changed society by permitting the spread of ideas in a cheap and accessible way. It finishes up with a brief demonstration…