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It doesn’t seem like whether a book is parchment or paper should have a major effect on society. Muslim societies favored paper, while Christians used parchment. But when you look into the process and the expense, that choice has far-reaching consequences.

Today, I’m visiting novelist and my good friend Jessica Knauss to explain why. Read the post I’ve titled “Do You Want Your Books in Paper or Parchment?


9th century gospel book

From a 9th century gospel book (public domain image via Wikimedia Commons).