Anthropology – Your relationship with your book

Definition of anthropology in English: NOUN The study of humankind, in particular: 1. (also cultural or social anthropology) The comparative study of human societies and cultures and their development. 2. (also physical anthropology) The science of human zoology, evolution, and ecology. ______________________________________________________ Anthropology is most simply defined as the study of humans through time.  In studying a human […]

That thing called Marginalia

marginalia [ˌmɑːdʒɪˈneɪlɪə] pl n (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) notes in the margin of a book, manuscript, or letter [New Latin, noun (neuter plural) from marginālis marginal] I, along with plenty of book lovers, have a concealed fascination for marginalia. The scribbles and notes of former readers are not meant to be ‘spoilers’, but instead […]

What is it about books that matters?

Why do we keep books, spend money on books, and keep looking after them in libraries? When I think of saving Libraries, I always think about how and why books captivate me. Firstly I want to highlight an article by David Pearson, Guildhall Library, that was written up in the Cilip Rare Books and Collections Group […]