Bringhurst’s small pamphlets (always lovingly designed and printed) are among my favorite things. This one is, unsurprisingly, a full-throated defense of the book.
A series of essays from the author of A History of Reading that explores the reader’s perspective.
Proust’s meditations on reading, and the gifts that writers leave their readers. Best read slowly.
Perhaps the only book I’ve discovered that carefully and thoroughly addresses the differences between oral and literate cultures.
Wolf addresses the ways in which the brain adapts—or fails to adapt—to reading.
A short essay about the future of the book from the inimitable Robert Bringhurst.
Manguel’s lifelong dedication to reading plays itself out in a work that follows reading from clay tablets to present day.
Directed at the layman instead of the serious typographer, Unger’s book is a breezy overview of the science of reading.