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'Oh Look, a Ferry'; or the Smell of Paper Books



Driscoll B & Squires C (2018) 'Oh Look, a Ferry'; or the Smell of Paper Books. [The Lifted Brow] 24.10.2018.

First paragraph: Crossing the strait between Vancouver Island and Salt Spring Island in June 2017 following the annual Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) conference, the two authors of this article, both researchers in contemporary publishing studies, fell into a conversation with a stranger. 'What I really love,' the woman said, 'is the smell of books.' 'Oh look, a ferry,' one of us replied. This diplomatic non-sequitur has since become something of a catchphrase in our research.

bibliosma; book culture; bookishness; materiality; print books; ebooks

Previously published in TXT The Book Issue. Output Type: Blog Post

Type of mediaThe Lifted Brow
Publication date24/10/2018
Publisher URL…d-claire-squires
Place of publicationAustralia

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Professor Claire Squires

Professor Claire Squires

Professor in Publishing Studies, English Studies