Wednesday 30 October 2019

In Praise of Idleness in the Bookshop

The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

"These days, digitization enables us to view the copies [of the Gutenberg Bible] online without the need for a trip to the Euston Road, although to do so would be to deny oneself one of the great pleasures in life. The first book ever printed in Europe - heavy, luxurious, pungent and creaky - does not read particularly well on an iPhone." - Simon Garfield