History of Books & Libraries


Important Books:

  • Johannes Pedersen, The Arabic Book, Princeton University Press, 1984. Available at the website of Prof. J.J. Witkam  LINK
  • David H. Stam, International Dictionary of Library Histories, Taylor & Francis, 2001. (1053 pages)
  • A MELCOM guide to Middle Eastern and Islamic Books and Materials in United Kingdom and Irish Libraries, Compiled and Edited by Ian Richard Netton.
  • Laugu, N. (2007). The Roles of Mosque Libraries Through History. Al-Jami’ah: Journal Of Islamic Studies, 45(1), 91-118. Available at: <http://journal.aljamiah.org/index.php/AJ/article/view/107/110&gt;. Date accessed: 17 Nov. 2014.
  • Mohammed Makki Sibai, Mosque Libraries: A Historical Study, Mansell, London, 1997
  • Brent D. Singleton, African Bibliophiles: Books and Libraries in Medieval Timbuktu, Libraries & Culture, Vol. 39, No. 1 (Winter, 2004), pp. 1-12
  • S.M. Imamuddin, Arabic Writing and Arab Libraries, Ta-Ha Publishers, 1983