Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History

Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History

A funny and entertaining history of printed books as told through absurd moments in the lives of authors and printers, collected by television’s favorite rare-book expert from HISTORY’s hit series Pawn Stars.Since the Gutenberg Bible first went on sale in 1455, printing has been viewed as one of the highest achievements of human innovation. But the march of progress hasn’t...

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Title:Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History
Author:Rebecca Romney
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ISBN:0062412310
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages

Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History Reviews

  • Joe Jones
    Nov 28, 2016
    I admit to being a fan of the reality television show the Pawn Stars on the History Channel. One of the things I enjoy is when they bring in one of their experts to tell us more about an object and Rebecca Romney is one of the best. I love books so her expertise is right up my alley. I was thrilled ...
  • Andréa
    Nov 15, 2016
    Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss; I received an ARC from the publisher at ALA Midwinter 2017....
  • Charlie Lovett
    Dec 02, 2016
    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this forthcoming gem. A delightful romp through the history of printing. I thought I knew a lot about books but I found out all kinds of interesting tidbits and laughed out loud at the same time. Great fun and highly informative and interesting....
  • Carol
    Jan 29, 2017
    Laced with humor, vulgarity and pop culture references, this is a wild ride through some highlights of printing's history, and a reader's exploration of how "the issues we face in the digital age have been faced before."...
  • Sarah Beth
    Feb 06, 2017
    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins. This work of non-fiction shares selected historical tales from the world of publishing. Although printing is viewed as a prime example of human innovation, it has also been at the center of controversy, mishaps, and strange events...
  • Richard Ellis
    Apr 13, 2017
    Fascinating read for any book lover! Highly recommended....
  • Lynn
    Mar 16, 2017
    Today's post is on Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History by Rebecca Romney and J. P. Romney. It is 384 pages long and is published by HarperCollins. The cover is white with a printing press and an editor freaking out over the misprinted title. The intended reader is someone who is in...
  • willowdog
    Mar 13, 2017
    Delightful reading relating to books and the people behind them. The point of view is sarcastic and extremely humorous. A great way to spend the afternoon!...
  • Mehdi
    Mar 26, 2017
    A delightful foray into some of the most exciting episodes in the history of the Book. Mr and Mrs. Romney bring joy, laughter and irreverence to a subject that - much to our chagrin - has too often been the exclusive domain of dour, austere, old white men. We learn much about luminaries like Johanne...
  • Aisling
    Apr 12, 2017
    Laugh out loud funny....I know weird, right? I had no idea this book would be so incredibly entertaining. I expected it to be educational and about an interesting topic. I did not expect to learn things about William Blake (this was my area of Eng Lit--my major for crying out loud!) or literally all...