Wednesday, April 12, 2006

The Power of the Printed Word

A Library of Congress webcast by popular journalist and book world chronicler Nicholas Basbanes who discusses his new book, "Every Book Its Reader: The Power of the Printed Word to Stir the World". Basbanes' first book, "A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books," was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction for 1995 and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; now in its sixteenth printing, it has recorded sales of more than 100,000 copies. Takes a little time to get going but worth sticking with. (running time: 56 minutes) (thanks to Resourceshelf for this post)