Author: Gaia Vince. Review by Martin Dickinson.
This short (ninety-page) book is imaginatively and clearly presented. It tells the story of the printed word, from the earliest of times until the present day.
In particular, it tells the story of the printed word in York – and who better to tell the story than Michael Sessions, a director of Quacks Books (which also produced this book). Sessions and his family have played a long and distinguished part in the history of printing in York, and this example of Quakers in business continues today. Quacks Books, at 7 Grape Lane, Petergate – an historic address at the heart of historic York – is thriving, and the visitor who pushes through the front door, which sticks, and climbs the narrow staircase, is warmly welcomed by a friendly and highly-professional team, which works hard to meet the customer’s needs.
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