The Case for Books
Past, Present, and Future
By Robert Darnton
(PublicAffairs, Hardcover, 9781586488260, 240pp.)
Publication Date: October 1, 2009
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A renowned historian and pioneering scholar in the history of the book—a lead voice in the debate about the digital future of books and knowledge—distills his experience and insight in The Case for Books
A former professor of European History at Princeton University, Robert Darnton is Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and director of the Harvard University Library. The founder of the Gutenberg-e program, he is the author of many books. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.