Basbanes and Paper

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Maggio 2, 2010, 9:59pm

A while ago I was watching an interview/tour of his house, and Nick Basbanes was discussing a book about the history of paper he was working on. The tour was filmed a year or two ago, so I was wondering if anyone knew anything about if it was going to be released soon or what?

Maggio 2, 2010, 10:13pm

"Last year, he also was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship in support of a work-in-progress, a cultural history of paper and papermaking, tentatively titled Common Bond, to be published next year by Alfred A. Knopf."

(from Basbanes' website)

Modificato: Maggio 3, 2010, 6:47am

I'm currently enjoying his book A Gentle Madness. DeusExLibris was the interview/tour you spoke of on the Internet? I would be interesting in viewing.

Nevermind, I found a link to it off the website christiguc posted.

Maggio 4, 2010, 3:16pm

His new books are sold here where is also contributes (and also amazon)

As soon as I have some money I want to get the limited edition set of About the Author and Editions and Impressions for $300

Maggio 30, 2010, 10:54pm

I'm rewatching the tour at the moment, and there is a note that the book will be released by Knopf this year.

Giu 26, 2013, 8:54pm

I saw earlier where this book is finally coming out!
On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History has a street date of Oct. 15, 2013, runs 488 pages and is listed at $35.
He worked on this so long it must be crammed with information.
Can't wait!

Giu 27, 2013, 2:40pm

O.O That is a monster of a book.

Giu 27, 2013, 3:12pm

This 2008 video interview on CSPAN with Basbanes mentioned this research project. The tour of his home is rather interesting to me. He should be cataloging on LibraryThing :)


Ott 11, 2013, 2:30pm

Publishers Weekly did a short Q&A with Basbanes about his new book:

Ott 1, 2019, 12:40pm

This must be the Paper Book in question:
On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History

Dic 14, 2019, 3:55pm

Yes. I have his book On Paper and met him at a book fair and later at a Zamorano Club meeting where he was a presenter around the time of the release I'm sure it was a pet project of his but It didn't speak to me in the same way that his books about book collectors and book collecting did.