Holy Crap!

Slowly but surely, Kards Unlimited is gathering a larger and larger collection of books in that great aisle off to the right. Chain bookstores are dropping like flies, and we’re doing a part to pick up some of that slack. Why? Cause books are straight-up super-awesome and the world would be a hell of a lot more boring without them.

In that vein, today we are celebrating the completion of the Gutenberg Bible, the 1,272 page tome that was the first major book produced with a movable type printing press. Aside from being a ripping good yarn, the Gutenberg Bible is still considered to be one of the most beautiful books ever created, complete with hand-illuminated initial letters and red highlights on the really important sentences -- “thou shalt not kill,” and that part about Onan probably.

So for all you folks out there who love the tactile feel of a book over a Kindle -- the smell of musty pages, the graininess of library archival paper, the slowly breaking spine as you read and reread -- take today to rub it in the future’s face that five and a half centuries ago some dude in Germany changed to world by putting ink on paper, not pixels on screens.

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