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Works: 219 works in 402 publications in 1 language and 14,310 library holdings
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Classifications: Z1003.2, 028.90973
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Library : the drama within by Diane Asséo Griliches( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of black-and-white photographs of libraries and the people who use them, taken in locations around the world, with an essay in praise of libraries by Daniel Boorstin, former Librarian of Congress
Books in our future : perspectives and proposals by Library of Congress( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of books : a guide to selected resources in the Library of Congress by Alice D Schreyer( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literacy in historical perspective by Library of Congress( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The result of a conference bringing historians and educators together with government officials to learn about current literacy research and to discuss research needs, this book presents eight conference papers. Topics covered include (1) the spread of literacy, (2) the impact of the printing press on current attitudes toward literacy, (3) the cultural context for literacy in seventeenth-century England and New England, (4) the relationship between literacy and traditional culture in England between 1600 and 1850, (5) the position of the illiterate person in the nineteenth-century American court system, (6) functional literacy in nineteenth-century China, (7) schooling and literacy in late Imperial Russia, (8) discriminatory assessments of black literacy, and (9) significant readings on literacy. (Mm)
Getting the books out : papers of the Chicago Conference on the Book in 19th-century America by Michael R Hackenberg( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting the books out: trade sales, parcel sales, and book fairs in the nineteenth century United States; From printer publisher: mathew carey and the origins of nineteenth-century book publishing; The subscription publishing network in nineteenth century America;Dissemination of popular books in the midwest and far west during the nineteenth century; "Spiritual cakes upon the waters": the church as a disseminator of the printed word on the Ohio Valley Frontier to 1850; Copyright and books in nineteenth century America; Printing for the instant city: San Francisco at Mid Century; California on Stone, 1880-1906: a proposed sequel to harry Peter's pioneering study; Institutional Book Collecting in the Old Northwest
The Delights of reading : quotes, notes & anecdotes by Otto Bettmann( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the writings of the great, the near-great, and the would-be-great, a delicious selection of quotes and anecdotes on that most dangerous of afflictions--the passion for books and reading
Full circle : ninety years of service in the Main Reading Room by Josephus Nelson( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books in our future : a report from the Librarian of Congress to the Congress by Library of Congress( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of a study conducted under the auspices of the Center for the Book
The community of the book : a directory of selected organizations and programs by Carren Kaston( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a selective listing of organizations that promote books and reading, administer literacy projects, and encourage the study of books. Expanding on a brief list of organizations in the 1984 Library of Congress report, Books in Our Future, it focuses on national programs of special interest to the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The emphasis is on organizations in the United States, where recently there has been renewed interest in educational reform, in literacy, and in the future of the book. Alphabetically arranged, the entries provide addresses, telephone numbers, and contact persons for the organizations; general descriptions of their purposes; examples of their activities; the names of their publications; and a description of how they are funded. This information is based largely on materials that were provided by the organizations and programs themselves. Shared areas of interest include reading skills (the problem of illiteracy) and reading motivation (the problem of aliteracy); the state of the book industry; books and technology; the potential complementarity of books and the media; censorship; the history of books; and the international role of the book. Publishers, booksellers, librarians, book researchers, scholars, teachers, and writers are among those represented in this directory by a selective listing of their professional associations. An introduction by John Y. Cole entitled "Is There a Community of the Book?" Opens the directory. (Thc)
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twins Joe and Nancy were raised in a circus but on their eleventh birthday they learn their parents are still alive and need their help, so they set out on a quest filled with many extraordinary beings and adventures. Consists of twenty-seven episodes by nineteen authors and pictures by five illustrators
Books change lives : 1993-1994 reading promotion campaign( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television, the book, and the classroom : proceedings of a seminar( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading and successful living : the family-school partnership by Library of Congress( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The items in this book were drawn from a symposium intended to (1) recommend priorities in national educational policy relating to reading; (2) focus attention on the essential role of an active two-way, family-school partnership in encouraging reading as a lifetime habit; and (3) help various organizations concerned with literacy and reading shape their goals and programs. In the book's forward, Mrs. George Bush discusses her role in promoting literacy and literacy education. This is followed by remarks made by Robert Andringa, Executive Director of the Education Commission of the States, concerning the state of public education in a changing world. The major portion of the book consists of backgroud papers presented at the symposium, along with responses and discussions. These materials, prepared by invited experts, represent the school administrator's, reading teacher's, parent/citizen's, and library media specialist's perspectives on literacy and reading. The remainder of the book contains recommendations and principles evolved by symposium participants. A bibliography of suggested readings is appended. (Fl)
The mask beneath the face : reading about and with writing about and for children by E. L Konigsburg( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the history of libraries and scholarship : a paper presented before the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association, June 26, 1979 by I. R Willison( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Read.gov( )

in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook for the study of book history in the United States by Ronald J Zboray( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In celebration, the National union catalog, pre-1956 imprints by Library of Congress( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document contains the principal papers from a 1981 symposium held to celebrate the completion of the 754-volume National Union Catalog, Pre-1956 Imprints. Papers by both those who use the National Union Catalog (nuc) and those who developed it are included. A brief preface describes the mission of the Center for the Book and the purpose of the conference. The introduction defines the nuc, chronicles its history, and discusses the impact of technology on all forms of bibliographical control, with particular emphasis on the nuc. The papers tell the story of how the nuc, a 14-year publishing project, came to be and how it is being used now. Papers include: (1) "The Library of Congress and The National Union Catalog" (William J. Welsh); (2) "The National Union Catalog and Research Libraries" (Gordon R. Williams); (3) "Editing the nuc" (David A. Smith); (4) "Publishing the nuc" (John Commander); (5) "Antiquarian Booksellers and The National Union Catalog: a Survey" (Bernard Rosenthal); (6) "Scholarly Uses of The National Union Catalog: An International Perspective" (Nicolas Barker); and (7) "Scholarly Uses of the National Union Catalog: a Bibliographic Saga" (William B. Todd). (Thc)
 
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Library : the drama within
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Center for Books.

Center for Books in the Library of Congress.

Center for the Book.

Center for the Book (É.-U.)

Center for the Book in the Library of Congress

Center for the Book (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress

Library of Congress. Center for Books

Library of Congress Center for the Book

Library of Congress Etats-Unis Center for the book

Library of Congress Washington, DC Center for the Book

Spojené státy americké Center for the Book

United States Center for the Book

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The Delights of reading : quotes, notes & anecdotesThe Exquisite Corpse AdventureA handbook for the study of book history in the United States