August 28, 2013

The history of libraries

The Library Book: The Story of Libraries from Camels to Computers
by Maureen Sawa

Ever wonder how libraries evolved? Just as books began as papyrus scrolls and later, to electronic texts, libraries have been influenced by the advent of the Roman alphabet, the development of paper, and the invention of the printing press. 

How the first libraries were built and how borrowing services have changed throughout history are examined in Maureen Sawa's informative book. A librarian herself, she provides irrefutable proof of the importance of libraries to society. Readers will want to check out her many references to virtual libraries and printed books.

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