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History of the Book

A guide to resources on the the history of printing and the book using materials from University of Maryland Special Collections.

Locating Materials

Browse this page for resources related to the book trade and publishing located in the Maryland Room in Hornbake Library.  You may also search the online catalog for books on this topic using the suggested subject headings below.   

Additional books on this topic can be found in McKeldin Library and the Art Library at the University of Maryland.  These resources are searchable using the online catalog.  The location of each book is noted in the catalog record. 

The books listed on this page are organized into three categories:

Use the subject terms below to search the University of Maryland Library online catalog for additional titles. Simply select "Subject beginning with..." on the drop-down menu. Then enter one of the terms below.

  • Antiquarian booksellers

  • Book Collecting

  • Book Industries and Trade

  • Book industries and trade -- England -- History

  • Booksellers and Bookselling

  • Booksellers and Bookselling -- Great Britain

  • Booksellers and bookselling -- Massachusetts -- Boston

  • Booksellers and bookselling -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

  • Booksellers and bookselling -- United States

  • Booksellers' catalogs

  • Printers and Publishing -- United States -- History

  • Publishers and Publishing

  • Rare books -- Catalogs

  • Rare books -- Periodicals

Selected Books on the Book Trade and Bookselling

Selected Books on Publishing

Selected Books on the Rare Book Trade