Sorry—after more than four years of availability, the free download expired on July 31, 2013.



  1. […] the book under a Creative Commons 3 NC SA license. You can currently download the eBook from The Late Age of Print’s website in PDF format. Share and […]

  2. […] Highly recommended, you can download a pdf version here. […]

  3. […] downloadable version of the book is provided by Creative Commons Attribution – Noncommercial – Share Alike 3.0 […]

  4. […] of the book… The book is already being distributed freely under Creative Commons license as a PDF. His goal now is to produce a text-to-speech (T-T-S) version of the book, which will be released […]

  5. […] Download — The Late Age of Print Ted Striphas has just announced his intention to create a free, open source audiobook from his book – which you can read for free online. […]

  6. […] more appropriate than noisy discursive brio. As Ted Striphas illustrates in his excellent book The Late Age of Print, the story of print is the story of alarmed voices declaring the dissolution of something like […]

  7. […] Theodore G. 2009. The late age of print: every­day book cul­ture from con­sumerism to con­trol. New York: Colum­bia Uni­ver­sity Press. (exter­nal link to […]

  8. […] you’ve been holding off buying the book because it was available only in hardback (and, ahem, free digital download), now’s your chance to pick up a copy all your […]

  9. […] This book is also available as a free digital download. It can be found here. […]

  10. […] through an insightful agreement with his publisher, made his book, The Late Age of Print, freely available through a Creative Commons license on his book blog and via Scribd. With a subject like the Young Lords, I think it’s important for as many […]

  11. […] book, Late Age of Print, is finally available for digital download for a Tweet or FB forward here. I had reviewed this fantastic book in a previous blog post several years back. It is a great read, […]

  12. Jesse Schust says:

    Great! It worked! I downloaded it and I look forward to giving it a read. Thanks Ted!

  13. Alex H. says:

    Really like the idea here. But the chances I’m going to run a downloader as an executable? Very close to zero.

    • Ted Striphas says:

      Not exactly clear on what the issue is here, Alex. Once you tweet/post, the PDF should begin downloading immediately.

  14. RC says:

    Does paying by tweets really let some software update my profile and post tweets for me? That seems incredibly intrusive and hard to believe. Is there another explanation?

    • Ted Striphas says:

      No—-it just utilizes the Twitter (or Facebook) API, so there’s nothing sketchy going on in the back end. It’s no different than sharing a link, really.

  15. […] Ted Striphas, The Late Age of Print: Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control (Columbia University Press, 2009; paper 2011).  Can be downloaded for free here. […]

  16. […] Click the link, pay with a post, download The Late Age of Print […]

  17. […] Ted. The Late Age of Print: Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control. New York: Columbia UP, […]

  18. […] I’m drawing on four books in this class, and am supplementing them with a number of other readings.The first book, recommended to me by the aforementioned Matt Battles, is A History of the Book in America: Volume III: The Industrial Book, 1840-1880.It’s a collection of essays written by prominent historians that deal with various aspects of book culture in the United States in the 19th century. It covers some great subject areas. The second book is A Short History of the Printed Word, by Warren Chappell and Robert Bringhurst. The great thing about this book is that it tackles printing from a technological perspective, talking about the evolution of print from the 1400′s to the present. It does a good job of showing that printing has changed over the centuries; it isn’t a single, static thing that’s now getting replaced by computers. The third book is The Late Age of Print: Everyday Book Culture From Consumerism to Control, by Ted Striphas. Striphas does a nice job of countering some of the techno-determinism present in many proclamations about the digital age, discussing how books and the book industry actually operate in the early 21st century. He’s also got a great blog, which I’m thinking will be just as valuable for the class as the book is (which, by the way, you can actually download in Creative Commons format here). […]

  19. Olivia says:

    I downloaded all 256 pages without a problem. Thanks Ted. Once I’ve read it I’ll post my review.

  20. Bill Condon says:

    The download didn’t work. Nothing.

    • Ted Striphas says:

      Try again with a different web browser. This occasionally happens. Stick with it; it should work.

  21. stefanie says:

    love the idea. love the cover! wanted to find out if i love the book too, but it didn’t work. tried with safari and again with chrome. nothing. now what? any idea what to do – rather than boring my friends with another facebook post about how the download didn’t happen? thanks.

  22. Ruth says:

    Had no trouble with the download — looking forward to reading! Thanks very much, great idea.

  23. Mark Crane says:

    This is cool, thank you. Is there an Epub version out there? I’d like to convert it for my Kindle.

  24. sad says:

    noooo…not available any more :'(

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