2023 06 15 r5a 0842.jpeg1Below is an excerpt from Jorden Sanders' short essay for the Black Bibliography Project blog: "The Stories Books Tell":

How often do you think about the lives who have touched a book? We’re accustomed to thinking about the lives that books touch—the way their content moves hearts and changes minds unbounded by time—but do we consider how we interact with the material object itself? How many hands have held its weight or flipped through its pages? In a world where books are often imagined to be products of machine labor, purchased new, or read in digital formats, it is easy for the histories of the book itself to slip our minds.

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