The MPS in Publishing program is launching the GW Publishing Book Club
, a space where publishing students, alumni, faculty, and publishing community members will read and discuss titles on the history of the book
, the history of publishing, and similar topics. The book club
involves no grades, no fees (of course), and is designed for general knowledge, fun, networking, and community building.
All SSP members are invited to join this new book club.
For our FIRST book club selection, we have chosen (via a survey) the following title:
"Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge
," by Richard Ovenden, Harvard University Press
, Nov. 2020.Bookshop.orgWorldCat
Audiobook on Hoopla
and on Scribd
Please sign up using this form
if you would like to be a member of the GW Publishing Book Club.
We intend to meet twice to discuss this book-once in late November/early December, midway through the book, and again in late January 2022, to discuss the entire book.
There were several other books under consideration that were also of interest in our survey, so we have included a few titles below for your input on our Spring 2022 Book Club selection, as well as a space to add other titles to consider.
We will meet virtually, with a possible in person meeting for people in Washington, D.C. We will also provide a brief Code of Conduct for all members.
We will endeavor, if feasible, to invite the author to join us for a meeting, but this is not guaranteed.
Director and Associate Professor, MPS in Publishing
George Washington University