Here’s a fun Twitter thread about how cheese, snails, Christianity, underwear, and eyeglasses all contributed to the rise of the modern book.
European civilization is built on ham and cheese, which allowed protein to be stored throughout the icy winters.
Without this, urban societies in most of central Europe would simply not have been possible.
This is also why we have hardback books. Here's why. 1/ pic.twitter.com/cU9Y9ZyrNC
— Incunabula (@incunabula) September 6, 2021