When was the first book made?
Although there is no exact date known, between 618 and 907 AD–The period of the Tang Dynasty–the first printing of books started in China.
The oldest extant printed book is a work of the Diamond Sutra and dates back to 868 AD, during the Tang Dynasty.
Why are books first released in hardcover?
The Reason Books Are Published in Hardcover First
When you really love a book, or just scored a new one that you’re dying to read, it can be thrilling to pick up a smooth, shiny hardcover copy that creaks a little bit when you open it. But those hardcover books can be bulky, and new ones aren’t cheap, either.
Who invented the first book?
Johann Gutenberg holds the distinction of being the inventor of the movable-type printing press. In 1455, Gutenberg produced what is considered to be the first book ever printed: a Latin language Bible, printed in Mainz, Germany.
How long have books been around?
The earliest known printed books were created using woodblock printing. The next major innovation in the history of books, the use of block printing on paper, began in Tang Dynasty China around 700 CE, though it wouldn’t arrive in Europe for nearly 800 years.