Throughout history there have been very diverse attempts to arrive at a definition of the book, and it is only since the beginning of the 1970s that the tax authorities have provided us with a stable definition, one which the whole of the profession regards as a guide: a book is a printed medium intended to diffuse an idea.

Eurozine – Will the book enter the digital age? – Pascal Fouché, Olivier Mongin, Marc-Olivier Padis An interview with Pascal Fouché


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