La grande aventure du livre, dans les coulisses de l'édition is a documentary album that breaks down ten professions (including the final reader) in the process of distributing a book, following its arrival in the book chain.
For each one, the author Stéphanie Vernet alternates between a general presentation of the profession and shorter, well-documented texts, providing us with a wealth of information and anecdotes about each one. Railway, BAT, royalties, office, leporello... will no longer hold any secrets for you. The reader will thus discover the missions of the various actors in the book chain, while broadening his or her knowledge of the history of publishing. Each chapter includes concrete examples from France and abroad, both past and present.
Thanks to the illustrations by Camille de Cussac, each profession is embodied by a colourful and highly identifiable personality, who is found from chapter to chapter, as the book is made, unmade, adjusted, printed and finally published. And we gradually understand that this book on which all these people are working is actually the one the reader is holding in his hands!
See you on Tuesday 31 May at 6pm for a book signing!