various small books

Sometimes I think about the fact that Harry was almost put in Slytherin

And I wish that the books emphasized that more

Like, the fact that he was also apparently super sly, cunning, and ambitious in his core

Because I feel like the books don’t really show that??

I mean, there are probably going to be people bombarding this post with various details in the books that support Harry’s Slytherin side but idk

It just seems like such a forgotten part of his character that would’ve added so much more depth to everything

6 Books on Books
A Shelfie from Greg Albers, Digital Publications Manager

Hi! I’m Greg, the digital publications manager at Getty Publications, and I’m sorta into books…

1. “The Black Book” by Jean Keller (Lulu, 2013).
Digital printing ink is quite expensive, but the typical self-service print-on-demand pricing model is based not on ink coverage, but on page count, with a discount for more pages. Here, artist Jean Keller maximizes the value for the reader by printing the maximum number of pages, 740, with the maximum amount of ink, solid black on every page.

2. “The Painful Birth of the Art Book” by Francis Haskell (Thames and Hudson, 1987).
Because yes, it really can be, but my do we love it anyway.

3. “Book Business: Publishing Past, Present and Future” by Jason Epstein (Norton, 2001).
Epstein is a publisher’s publisher who among many other things, pretty much invented an entire book format in the 1950s, with what are now known as trade paperbacks. He also created my favorite-ever definition of what it is I do for a living:

“publishing is by nature a cottage industry, decentralized, improvisational, personal; best performed by small groups of like-minded people, devoted to their craft, jealous of their autonomy, sensitive to the needs of writers and to the diverse interests of readers.”

4. “Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha” (MIT Press, 2013).
LA-based artist Ed Ruscha is one of the godparents of the modern artist book movement, and this book proves it, showcasing dozens of clever Ruscha homages from other artists, a mini publishing industry unto themselves.

5. “The Book” by Stéphane Mallarmé and Klaus Scherübel (Printed Matter, 2004).
In the 19th century, French poet Stéphane Mallarmé conceptualized a book that could reveal “all existing relations between everything.” A hundred-some years later, Klaus Scherübel cheekily produced a book cover for it. The inside is a styrofoam block. The inside of Mallarmé’s imagined book? I think it’s called the internet.

6. “Books: A Living History” by Martyn Lyons (Getty Publications, 2011). 
The history of books is fascinating! From papyrus to the e-book, this overview of the history of the book provides a charming look at one of the best technologies ever invented. Many of the great titles are discussed as well as the range of book types such as serial and dime novels to paperbacks, children’s books, and Japanese manga.