The Natural Enemies of Books: A Messy History of Women in Printing and Typography
The Natural Enemies of Books is a response to the groundbreaking 1937 publication ‘Bookmaking on the Distaff Side,’ which brought together contributions by women printers, illustrators, authors, typographers and typesetters. It highlights the print industry’s inequalities and proposes a takeover of the history of the book.
Edited by MMS (Maryam Fanni, Matilda Flodmark and Sara Kaaman), the Natural Enemies of Books includes essays and poems by Kathleen Walkup, Ida Börjel, Jess Baines and Ulla Wikander. It also contains conversations with former typesetters Inger Humlesjö, Ingegärd Waaranperä, Gail Cartmail and Megan Dobney as well as reprints of the original book.