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Presented By: William L. Clements Library

The Clements Bookworm: The Varieties of Retail Experience; or, Buying Books in Nineteenth-Century America

Paul Erickson, the Randolph G. Adams Director of the Clements Library

Trade Card for New York Bookseller William W. Swayne, Clements Library. Trade Card for New York Bookseller William W. Swayne, Clements Library.
Trade Card for New York Bookseller William W. Swayne, Clements Library.
Few retail sectors have been as thoroughly transformed by the revolution in online commerce as the retail bookstore. The retail storefront dedicated primarily to the sale of printed books (new or used) has become a vanishing breed. Or so we are told. But how did readers in the past buy things to read? What sorts of retail outlets sold reading material? And what did it feel like to shop there? Clements Library Director Paul Erickson will draw on printed, manuscript, and visual sources to shed light on the various settings for the retail traffic in print in the 19th-century northern United States.

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The Clements Bookworm is a webinar series in which panelists discuss history topics. Recommended books, articles, and other resources are provided in each session. Live attendees are encouraged to post comments and questions, respond to polls, and add to our conversation and camaraderie.
Trade Card for New York Bookseller William W. Swayne, Clements Library. Trade Card for New York Bookseller William W. Swayne, Clements Library.
Trade Card for New York Bookseller William W. Swayne, Clements Library.
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