book2book

  booktrade.info

Search Booktrade.info:  


Monday 15th September

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About Booktrade.info

For The Love Of Books: A Sarajevo Story

Posted at 8:03AM Tuesday 21 Feb 2012

During the Bosnian war, a group of men and women risked their lives to rescue thousands of irreplaceable Islamic manuscripts – and preserve a nation's history. Amid bullets and bombs, this handful of passionate book-lovers safeguarded more than 10,000 unique, hand-written antique books and documents – the most important texts held by Sarajevo's Gazi Husrav Beg Library, founded in 1537.

Guardian

Comments

No comments yet

Post a comment

Sorry, you need to be logged in to your Booktrade.info user account in order to post a comment - please log in and try again, or if you don't have an account sign up now - it's free! Once you're logged in you can choose how - or if - you want to be identified with your posting.




Get book trade news by email

Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now

Find out more


Search the news archive:
 






More Feature Items

Shatzkin Takes On Shirky In Amazon-Hachette Debate
www.digitalbookworld.com

Clay Shirky and Mike Shatzkin have traded pieces on the subject

Why Indie Bookstores Are On The Rise Again
www.slate.com

Borders and B&N tried to compete with Amazon, and failed. Independent stores can't even try—nor do they have to

Douglas Coupland: 'I Miss My Pre-internet Brain'
www.telegraph.co.uk

The internet has made it possible to find the answer to almost any question within seconds. But at what cost?

Time To Go D2C
www.ipg.uk.com

F+W Media's James Woollam on why going direct to consumers is a good way forward for many independent publishers

Pretentious Book Snobs
www.impactnottingham.com

There are those who threaten to destroy the magic and mystery of the book; the pretentious book snob

If Only Pageviews Were Dollars
www.publishersweekly.com

I am the content provider—and I don't get paid!

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. In Latest Volley Against Amazon, Hachette's Writers Target Its Board
  2. Pirated Kindle Books May Hijack Your Amazon Account
  3. AKO Literatuurprijs Longlist
  4. Peter Carey Refused To Ghost Julian Assange's Memoir
  5. Five Things Authors Can Learn From User Experience (ux)
  6. Why Indie Bookstores Are On The Rise Again
  7. Barnes & Noble Treads Water
  8. Choc Lit Sales Over To Compass
  9. Shakespeare's Complete Works To Be Translated Into Mandarin
  10. No Apple A Day For Steve Jobs' Children