Monday, July 9, 2007

Greg Kindall's Labels

Anyone who handles old books will have come across these small and sometimes beautiful labels pasted more or less discreetly into the endpapers. Publishers, printers, binders, importers, distributors and sellers of books -- new, second-hand and antiquarian -- used to advertise in this way their contribution to bringing the book to market.(labels from israel)
Seven Roads was the name of a San Francisco bookstore, a favorite of Greg Kindall's college years but long defunct, a name inspired by the components of the classically-derived education known in the Middle Ages as the Trivium and the Quadrivium, or the Seven Liberal Arts. Greg Kindall took the name as an emblem of the hope that somehow a diverse set of interests intersect somewhere in a meaningful way.(for more labels)

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