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Friday Friyay: 'The Bookseller of Florence' by Ross King

 I've been trying to enjoy my first week of "I think this is a break?" but it hasn't worked out great so far, in part cause I have to catch up on work I put aside to meet all of my deadlines and because I already have a new class starting tomorrow about archaeology and anthropology, so reading into that has cost quite a bit of time. Butttt I still have another week to go of kind of a holiday, so hopes are that before the 26th I'll have rested a bit and am ready for the start of the last block of lectures! Today I'm featuring a read that is kind of in between rest and studying for me: The Bookseller of Florence  by Ross King The Renaissance in Florence conjures images of beautiful frescoes and elegant buildings—the dazzling handiwork of the city’s skilled artists and architects. But equally important for the centuries to follow were geniuses of a different sort: Florence’s manuscript hunters, scribes, scholars, and booksellers, who blew the dust off a thousand

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