Graphic novelist Stephan Pastis, author of the “Timmy Failure” series, presents a program in the Center for the Book’s Young Readers Center

Center for the Book Publications List

The Center for the Book Viewpoint Series—A Chronological Listing

Viewpoints are booklets presenting Center for the Book lectures and informal talks by a wide range of scholars, writers, librarians, bibliographers, and library and reading promoters. Many of the Viewpoint lectures and publications were supported by a personal contribution to the Center for the Book from Mrs. Charles W. Engelhard. Each publication also is included by subject in the preceding list.

  • Barbara W. Tuchman. The Book. No. 1, 1980.
  • Elaine Moss and Barbara Rollock. The Audience for Children’s Books. No. 2, 1980.
  • Daniel J. Boorstin. Gresham’s Law: Knowledge or Information? No. 3, 1980.
  • I.R. Willison. On the History of Libraries and Scholarship. No. 4, 1980.
  • Alfred Kazin, Dan Lacy, and Ernest L. Boyer. The State of the Book World in 1980. No. 5, 1981.
  • Daniel J. Boorstin. The World Encompassed. No. 6, 1981.
  • John Y. Cole, ed. The International Flow of Information: A Trans-Pacific Perspective. No. 7, 1981.
  • Daniel J. Boorstin. A Nation of Readers. No. 8, 1982.
  • Dan H. Lawrence. A Portrait of the Author as a Bibliography. No. 9, 1983.
  • Harrison E. Salisbury. The Book Enchained. No. 10, 1984.
  • William P. Barlow, Jr. Collecting: Personal Rewards and Public Benefits. No. 11, 1984.
  • Anthony Rota. Points at Issue: A Bookseller Looks at Bibliography. No. 12, 1984.
  • Justin Kaplan. Born to Trouble: One Hundred Years of Huckleberry Finn. No. 13, 1985.
  • Robert B. Downs. Books in My Life. No. 14, 1985.
  • Daniel J. Boorstin. The Indivisible World: Libraries and the Myth of Cultural Exchange. No. 15, 1985.
  • John P. Feather and David McKitterick, The History of Books and Libraries: Two Views. No. 16, 1986.
  • Lawrence Clark Powell. Next to Mother’s Milk. No. 17, 1987.
  • Lester Asheim. The Reader-Viewer-Listener: An Essay in Communication. No. 18, 1987.
  • David L. Vander Meulen. Where Angels Fear to Travel: Descriptive Bibliography and Alexander Pope. No. 19, 1988.
  • Donald W. Krummel. The Memory of Sound: Observations on the History of Music on Paper. No. 20, 1988.
  • R. Kathleen Molz. The Knowledge Institutions in the Information Age: The Special Case of the Public Library. No. 21, 1988.
  • James H. Billington. Books and the World. No. 22, 1988.
  • George H. Nash. Books and the Founding Fathers. No. 23. 1989.
  • Robert Vosper. International Library Horizons: Some Personal Observations. Nov. 24, 1989.
  • Nahum M. Sarna. Ancient Libraries and the Ordering of the Biblical Books. No. 25, 1989.
  • Bernhard Fabian. The Future of Humanistic Scholarship, with comments by Michael T. Ryan and Thomas F. Staley. No. 26, 1990.
  • John Y. Cole, ed. Research Collections in the Information Age. Views by Stephen E. Ostrow and Robert Zich. No. 27, 1990.
  • E.L. Konigsburg. The Mask Beneath the Face: Reading about and with; Writing about and for: Children. No. 28, 1990.
  • John Malcolm Brinnan. Travel and the Sense of Wonder, with Jean Trebbi. No. 29. 1992.
  • G. Thomas Tanselle. A Description of Descriptive Bibliography. No. 30, 1992.
  • Kenneth E. Carpenter. Readers & Libraries: Toward a History of Libraries and Culture in America. No. 31, 1996.
  • John Y. Cole, ed. “Authorship in the Information Age: Reflections of Graziella Tonfoni” (unpublished), No. 32, 2013.