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‘A free Stationers wife of this companye’: Women and the Stationers

Helen Smith

in 'Grossly Material Things': Women and Book Production in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651580
eISBN:
9780191741654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651580.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter Three moves into the world of the printing house, and the civic and corporate life of the Stationers. It provides a wealth of information about the extent and variety of women's work within ... More


Dublin's Trade in Books 1550–1800: Lyell Lectures 1986-7

M. Pollard

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184096
eISBN:
9780191674174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184096.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Irish book trade has hitherto been viewed as a footnote to the English trade. This book studies Irish bookselling practices, particularly those of Dublin. The study draws on a wealth of material ... More


Bookselling before 1700

M. Pollard

in Dublin's Trade in Books 1550–1800: Lyell Lectures 1986-7

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184096
eISBN:
9780191674174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184096.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the history of bookselling in Ireland before the 17th century. The historian's difficulties are compounded by the paucity of source material, a want that is true of the whole ... More


Law Books and Publishing

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume VI 1483–1558

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258179
eISBN:
9780191681806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258179.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines law books and legal publishing in England during the Tudor period. During this period, there were no common law libraries like those in universities or large monasteries. Books ... More


Libraries, Books, and Printing

I. G. Philip and Paul Morgan

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume IV Seventeenth-Century Oxford

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510146
eISBN:
9780191700958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510146.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The Bodleian Library, founded and endowed by Sir Thomas Bodley at the opening of the 17th century, was the third library of Oxford University. The first comprised manuscripts bequeathed to the ... More


Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Laura J. Miller

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Over the past half-century, bookselling, like many retail industries, has evolved from an arena dominated by independent bookstores to one in which chain stores have significant market share. And as ... More


Commercial Culture and Its Discontents

Laura J. Miller

in Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This introductory chapter discusses the history of bookselling and the book trade in the U.S. It addresses the question of how book professionals position themselves in relation to some general ... More


From Dry Goods Merchant to Internet Mogul: Bookselling through American History

Laura J. Miller

in Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter examines the evolution of bookselling in the U.S. since the Civil War. It shows how the retail scene evolved from a highly decentralized group of small booksellers and marginal ... More


Designing the Bookstore for the Standardized Consumer

Laura J. Miller

in Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter examines the history of designing bookstores in the U.S. It investigates how standardization became an important aspect of bookstore chains' efforts to rationalize bookselling. The ... More


Pursuing the Citizen-Consumer: Consumption as Politics

Laura J. Miller

in Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter examines how some people outside the ranks of book professionals have taken action against the spread of large-scale, rationalized bookselling in the U.S. It looks at the activism on the ... More


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