Captain Ramelli’s Bookwheel

I saw this on Book Twitter today,¬†Agostino Ramelli’s 16th century design for a bookwheel and now I don’t think I can live without one. The bookwheel was designed to solve the problem of what to do with so many large heavy books.¬† The 16th century saw an explosion of printing producing books at prices more and more people could afford along with greater numbers of … Continue reading Captain Ramelli’s Bookwheel