Forest of Galtres Society

What an arresting cover!

November 9, 2009

Next Thursday Forest of Galtres Society will be doing a bit of handling, that is, handling books. Real books, old ones, pretty ones, some with terrible covers, others which one goes back to, time and again.

Richard Hodgson will bring his book dealer skills into play to tell us more about the physical book itself and how it is that some books fall apart on first reading and others last hundreds of years. The paper? The binding? The printing process?

Have you something on the bookshelf which merits study and which you would bring with you to our meeting on 12th November? We do hope so, for seeing what people bring with them and describing the story of those books will make our evening fascinating and different. History with a cover. Come along and see; see our advert for this event elsewhere in the Advertiser.

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