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sites with extensive links to other book history sites
Other book history
Other sites of
Book History Research Network - (formerly
the Book History Postgraduate network) - a forum for postgraduates
and independent scholars researching any aspect of book history
(at any period),
their teachers and others who are interested.
Association of Paper Historians
Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies at the Institute of
English Studies - a research
centre at the University of London, created from the merger
of the Centre for Palaeography and the Research Centre in the
History of the Book.
Centre for the History of the Book, University of Edinburgh
Centre for the History of Authorship, Writing and Publishing at the University
- Chapbooks – new
web-pages from the Victoria & Albert Museum with a general
introduction to chapbooks, information on the proposed English
Chapbooks Database and British Chapbooks Collections Mapping
register from c.1560 to 1800.
Early Book Society - aims to
bring together all those who are interested in any aspect of
the study of manuscripts and early printed books.
Historical Directories Searchable Digital Library -
at the University of Leicester - a valuable resource for
History of Printing - the printing press to now -
an interesting site with some useful links
(formerly History of the Book @ Oxford) - the
major UK site for book history, with information on events and
resources, also contents listings of selected book history journals;
good links to other sites.
Open University Book History and Bibliography Research Group
Sources on Copyright (1450-1900) - a digital archive of primary
sources on copyright covering Italy, Germany, France, Britain and the United
- 'Print Networks' conferences
on the history of the British book
trade - information on future
and past conferences and Print Networks publications
Printing Historical Society
Rare Books Group
- a specialist group of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library
and Information Professionals). Mainly aimed at librarians but
of interest to anyone interested in rare books, manuscripts
and similar materials.
Reading Experience Database (RED) aims to accumulate,
over a period of time, data about the experience of reading
from 1450 to 1914.
- the social, economic and cultural history of the Scottish
printing and publishing industry in the 20th century.
St Bride Printing Library - information
on the Library and its Friends organization, plus a very comprehensive
list of links to other sites about printing and print culture.
(Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing)
- an international site, including
the SHARP-L discussion list, giving details of book history
resources, conferences and publications and many links to other
Indian Bibliographies - two bibliographies compiled by
George Parfitt: 'West Indies Fiction' and 'West Indies
Poetry'. (2011 updates now available.)