Center for the Book Publications List
Publishing and the Book Trade
The Bookseller’s Art: Carl Kroch and Kroch’s & Brentano’s (1988)
Author: Edited by John Y. Cole
Description: 89 p. Recollections about Chicago bookseller Carl Kroch, his father Adolf, and their bookstore, Kroch’s & Brentano’s, adapted from a 1986 symposium hosted by Daniel J. Boorstin at the Library of Congress. Published by the Center for the Book in association with the Illinois Center for the Book.
Links: LC catalog entry | Full text through HathiTrust | LCIB coverage (issue 45.50) | LCIB coverage (issue 48.17)
New Technologies in Book Distribution: The United States Experience
Author: Center for the Book
Description: 34 p. Report prepared by SKP Associates for the Center for the Book, discussing the history and application of technological advancement to the book distribution process. Comprises the third section of UNESCO’s 1984 report “The Future of the Book.”
Links: LC catalog entry | Full text through UNESCO website
Publishing and Readership in Revolutionary France and America (1993)
Author: Edited by Carol Armbruster
Description: 215 p. 12 scholarly papers about the history of the book in Revolutionary France and the United States presented at a Library of Congress symposium on May 2-3, 1989, sponsored by the Center for the Book and the Library’s European Division. Published by Greenwood Press.
Links: LC catalog entry | News release (July 12, 1993) | LCIB coverage (issue 48.33)
Publishing Archives in the 1990s: The Changing Marketplace, Technology, and Scholarship (1996)
Description: Unpublished papers from a symposium at Columbia University on October 3-5, 1996 about the importance, collection, and use of publishing archives, available for reference in the Center for the Book. The keynote address was presented by Robert Giroux, former chairman of the editorial board of Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc.
Links: News release (July 13, 1996) | LCIB coverage (issue 56.3)
Responsibilities of the American Book Community (1981)
Author: Edited by John Y. Cole
Description: 88 p. Highlights from related seminars held on April 4-5, 1979, January 30, 1980, and April 25, 1980, the latter convened by the Center for the Book on the topic of “The Co-Responsibilities of American Publishers and Booksellers.” Includes short papers and statements from, Lewis A. Coser, William Jovanovich, E. L. Doctorow, Archibald MacLeish, John Tebbel, and Carl A. Kroch and others.
Links: LC catalog entry | Full text through LC website | LCIB coverage (issue 39.21)
Rivers of America: Library Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Landmark Series (June 1997)
Author: Barbara Bryant
Description: Article from LCIB issue 56.10 reporting on a symposium organized by the Center for the Book in honor of the “Rivers of America” book series.
Links: Full article
The Textbook in American Society (1981)
Author: Edited by John Y. Cole and Thomas G. Sticht
Description: 55 p. Summaries of 18 papers about the educational and societal role of the textbook, presented by educators and publishers at a symposium sponsored by the Center for the Book and the U.S. National Institute of Education at the Library of Congress on May 2-3, 1979.
Links: LC catalog entry | Full text through LC website | Full text through HathiTrust | LCIB coverage (issue 38.21)