July 18, 2007

Blast From The Past

I just received an E-mail from Amazon recommending that I purchase a soon-to-be-released book based on my purchase of Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works ... back in April, 1997.

Stop Stealing Sheep was the first book I ever bought from Amazon! Ordinarily, the bookstores on Berkeley's Telegraph Avenue were enough to meet my book-buying needs, but I couldn't find this book in town. I bought the book a month before I graduated from Berkeley and went to work at Adobe, so that I could gain some credibility on the typophile front (before learning that in the world of technical publishing, most people don't care how pretty the letters look, and making my typophilia an after-hours hobby instead).

Book recommendations based on over ten-year-old purchases? Has Amazon's business been slowing down lately?

(Stop Stealing Sheep really is a great book -- it seems to be out-of-print now, but I'd definitely recommend it, along with Robert Bringhurst's The Elements of Typographic Style, for someone who's looking for an all-in-one introduction to type and typography.)

Posted by Kevin at July 18, 2007 08:25 AM

Whoops -- Stop Stealing Sheep is still in print; it's just moved on to a newer edition.

Posted by: Kevin at July 18, 2007 12:46 PM
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