Building peace in the minds of men and women

The Revolution in books

The appearance of the mass-circulation book was probably the most important cultural development in the second half of the twentieth century. English-speaking countries misnamed this type of book "the paperback," and most European countries called it “the pocket book".

The distribution of mass-circulation books was devoted to the revolution in books which had been sweeping both the developed and the developing countries with increasing momentum that time.

However, Professor Robert Escarpit pointed out in his study “The Revolution in Books” that the adaptation of books was a mutation would eventually change the content of books. This issue also presents some salient passages from this important work.

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September 1965