04/14/2005: "The History of the Paperback Book"
Before I went to the library as much as I do now, I used to read predominently books printed in paperback form. Infact, nearly everyone I knew preferred this format - except for my old roommate. He was a journalism major and read better things than us... Anyways, they were a nice size, a nice price and generally had much more sway in terms of creativity. There was a lot more junk too, but can you do?
Well, I have dug up some interesting pages on the history of my favorite format. One is a concise verison that's perhaps a page long. Another is a good companion piece to the first and the third gets pretty deep into it, kinda like the hour-long programs on the History Channel.