Bibliolescence: Introduction

Old bookI’ve recently become interested in the relationship between books and obsolescence. I’ve done some reading and some thinking, and now it’s time to do some writing: hence the neologism in the post title.

Bibliolescence refers to a book, or a particular edition of a book, being or becoming obsolete. I won’t use it to refer to the book becoming an obsolete medium for content (which I don’t see happening any time soon, by the way).

Bibliolescence also refers to a series of posts, which starts with this one. The series will get properly under way with thoughts on the book Made to Break, to which I first referred earlier this ,month. To wrap up the current post: thanks to Neal Gillis for the photo.

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