Joining Ginny from small things this week I present a completed knitted cowl and a very exciting book on the history of the paperback. Publishers decided that perhaps there was a market for books in the people who had little hope of ever managing to buy their own, very expensive, hardbound illustrated copy. Even Before the wonderful people of Penguin Publishing House in 1935, there was Chatto and Windus in 1893. They decided to have a gamble and offer the working person the opportunity to purchase a book in an affordable form. Authors included, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Thomas Hardy, Mark Twain and many more. It is interesting to look at the covers and see how sensational some were. This gamble paid off and for a while supply could not keep up with demand. This turned out to a very successful experiment and books are now usually published in various forms depending on budget, taste and convenience. The latest options are the ebooks and audiobooks. Personally, I think Public Lending libraries are the best places ever but it is really special to own a favorite book, particularly if it has been signed by the author. Hooray for Books, in all forms!
Take a look at what my fellow yarnalongs are up to and think about joining us next week!