Event: PORTABLE MAGIC: A HISTORY OF BOOKS AND THEIR READERS (IN PERSON & ONLINE)
Organizer: THE LONDON LIBRARY
Speakers: Emma Smith, Alice McCrum
Tickets: £6.49 (concessions may apply)
Date: May 26th 7:30pm UK Time. Equivalent times:
Americas - PT: May 26th 11:30am | ET: May 26th 2:30pm.
Europe - UK: May 26th 7:30pm | CET: May 26th 8:30pm.
APAC - CST/HKT/SGT: May 27th 2:30am | AET: May 27th 4:30am.
"Portable Magic unfurls an exciting and iconoclastic new story of the book in human hands, exploring when, why and how it acquired its particular hold over us. Gathering together a millennium's worth of pivotal encounters with volumes big and small, Smith reveals that, as much as their contents, it is books' physical form - their 'bookhood' - that lends them their distinctive and sometimes dangerous magic.
In partnership with The American Library in Paris, Smith speaks to Alice McCrum, about the ways in which our relationship with the written word is more reciprocal - and more turbulent - than we tend to imagine.'.."
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND CREDITS
The London Library