History of books

Events

First Egyptian Scroll

3000 BCE

Papyrus was the most common writing material

6 BCE

Bookmaking in china

2 AD

Codex was invented

3 AD

Codex has entirely replaced the scroll

6 AD

Bookmaking in Islamic world

8 AD

Street vendors selling books in Morocco

12 AD

paper manufacturing is earnest in Europe

14 AD

Block Printing on Paper

700 AD

first known examples of text printed on paper by Japan’s Empress Shōtoku .

764 CE

The earliest example of a dated, printed book is a Buddhist text called the Diamond Sutra

868 CE

Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of mechanical movable type

1448

Gutenberg printed the bible

1455

Pope Innocent VIII insisted that all books be prescreened by church authorities before they were allowed to be printed

1487

Books were thriving as an industrial object

1500

Martin Luther instigated the Protestant Reformation.

1517

The German State Library in Berlin was founded

1661

Statute of Queen Anne- Copy write law

1710

contemporary copyright law was invented

1710

National Library of Spain in Madrid was founded

1711

the British Library was founded in London

1759

The first federal copyright law, the Copyright Law

1790

Rip Van Winkle

1819

Legends of Sleepy Hollow

1820

The Last of the Mohicans

1826

Houghton Mifflin

1832

Little, Brown & Company

1837

The Tell-Tale Heart

1843

Macmillan

1843

The Raven

1845

The Cask of Amontillado

1846

The United Kingdom’s Public Libraries Act

1850

Uncle Tom's Cabin

1852

Leaves of Grass

1855

The world’s first literary agent, A. P. Watt,

1881

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

1884

The Wizard of Oz

1900

Paperback books invented

1930

Penguin Books Ltd

1935

The first U.S.-based paperback company was Pocket Books

1939

Allen Ginsberg "The Howl"

1956

The Copyright Act of 1976, which preempted the 1909 act, extended copyright protection to “a term consisting of the life of the author and 50 years after the author’s death,” was substantially longer

1976

e-book invented

1990