Where Books Come From

Here is a quite fascinating video on how modern books are printed, courtesy of C-SPAN. They have a machine for EVERYTHING. For the Luddites among you, below is a video produced by the NYPL on illuminated manuscripts (did you know Muslim scribes write with reeds and Jewish scribes use feather quills? We didn't either) as part of their current "Three Faiths Scriptorium" exhibit. You can watch their other videos on calligraphy and making parchment too. None of these videos end in tragic penguin death, we promise. COMMENCE DORKOUT.