Nicholas A. Basbanes
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Nicholas A. Basbanes

Nicholas Andrew Basbanes is an American author who writes and lectures widely about books and book culture. His subjects have included the “eternal passion for books” ; the history and future of libraries ; the “willful destruction of books” and the “determined effort to rescue them” ; and “the power of the printed word to stir the world” . Wikipedia*

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Nicholas A. Basbanes has 14 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1995 Booknotes. The year with the most videos was 2006 with three videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2008 with an average of 2,213 views per program. Most appearances with Mike Cuthbert (5), John Y. Cole (3), Allan J. Stypeck (3). Most common tags: Arts & Literature, About Books, Book Business.

Appearances by Title:Author Videos: 14

Recent Appearances

  • History of Paper

    History of Paper

    Journalist Nicholas Basbanes talked about his book, On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History. In his book…

  • Nicholas Basbanes Tour of His Home Library

    Nicholas Basbanes Tour of His Home Library

    Book culture journalist and author Nicholas Basbanes gave a tour of the vast library in his home in North Grafton, Massachusetts. The…

  • <em>St. John's Bible</em>

    St. John's Bible

    Donald Jackson, chief calligrapher for the St. John’s Bible, appeared on “The Book Guys” radio show to talk about the calligraphy and other…

  • <em>Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress</em>

    Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress

    John Cole, co-editor of the Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress, published by Bernan Press, appeared on “The Book Guys”…

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