by Urs Leu
Bibles, Latin grammar and books of classical writers like Cicero or Vergil were the first bestsellers in history.
Swiss printer Johannes Froben was a star in the middle Ages. One of his customers was Erasmus of Rotterdam.
Not everyone was pleased about the invention of book printing. The church and some universities were skeptical.
Civilisation would be not the same without book printing. The history of an extraordinary invention.