Black Letter Books

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What is black letter?

The term "black letter" refers to a script, or style of writing, that was widely used throughout medieval Europe. Black letter (also known as Gothic or Old English) was first developed in 11th and 12th century manuscripts, and later became the model for the typefaces used in the earliest printed books.

The name Black Letter Books is a reflection of our love for the written word and the art of the book, as well as a reminder of the importance of books as physical, tangible, objects capable of having lasting historical and artistic value.