Publications

2017
Price, Leah. 2017. Out of Print: Reading After Paper.Abstract
The way we once read, the way we read now: so close and yet so far. Whether the age of print feels safely remote or uncannily familiar, whether dead trees in dead cows inspire them with impatience or with nostalgia, Americans today are thinking – and feeling – about books more than ever before.  Out of Print aims to understand why printed books are being desecrated, worshipped, recycled and reimagined by so many people from designers to clerics to activists to artists, from engineers at Google who have beautified their offices with the spines of volumes disbound for scanning, to convicts forming book clubs that constitute one of the few majority-male reading spaces in present-day America, to volunteers who spend their retirement coaxing dyslexic children to read aloud to homeless puppies. Preview the project: Dead Again.” New York Times, 12 August 2012 "Bent Spines." New York Times, February 25, 2011 "Read a Book, Get out of Jail." New York Times, March 1, 2009. "You Are What You Read."New York Times, December 23, 2007.
2014
Price, Leah. 2014. The Medium is Not the Message. Times Literary Supplement. Full text
2013
2013. "You Can't Check Email." Review of Andrew Piper, "Book Was There", and Anouk Lang, "From Codex to Hypertext".. Times Literary Supplement. piper_long_review.pdf
Price, Leah. 2013. Review of Elizabeth Miller, "Slow Print". Times Literary Supplement.
Price, Leah. 2013. The Help and the Helped. New York Times Book Review. Website
Price, Leah. 2013. When Doctors Prescribe Books to Heal the Mind. Boston Globe. Website
Price, Leah. 2013. 'Paper: An Elegy,' by Ian Sansom. San Francisco Chronicle. Full text
Price, Leah. 2013. Books on Books. Public Books. Full text
2012
Price, Leah. 2012. Reading in Place. Chronicle of Higher Education.
Price, Leah. 2012. A Bad Month for Books. West 86th: Journal of material culture and design history. Website
Price, Leah. 2012. Dead Again. New York TImes Book Review. Backpage essay
Price, Leah. 2012.

How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain

. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Website
Honorable Mention, James Russell Lowell Prize for best book of literary criticism published in 2013. Named “book of the year” by Books and Culture and listed among “Top Ten History Books of 2012” by Open Letters MonthlyReviewed in Times Literary Supplement, Library Journal, Boston Globe, Times Higher Education Supplement, Literary Review, History Today, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Toronto Star, Threepenny Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Chronicle of Higher Education, Books & Culture, National Post (Canada), Huffington Post, Review of English Studies, Nineteenth-Century Books Online, Review 13, Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net, Campaign for the American Reader, P. 99 Test, Humanities, Electric Scotland, Open Letters Monthly, Reception, Victorians Institute Journal, Journal of Victorian Culture, Wordsworth Circle, Victorian Web, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, and on NPR; Interviews on Talk Radio Europe, Literature Lab, HLIT, Books and Arts Daily, C-SPAN, and on WVKR FM; excerpted in Berfrois; Subject of panel discussions at Boston Book Festival, Mid-Manhattan Public Library; and of the annual weeklong faculty seminar, King's College Cambridge.
Price, Leah. 2012. Reading and Literary Criticism. In Cambridge History of English Literature: The Victorian Period, Kate Flint. Website
2011
Price, Leah. 2011. Unpacking my Library: Six writers and their book-collecting habits. Financial Times. Website
Price, Leah. 2011. The Subconscious Shelf. New York Times Book Review. Website
Price, Leah. 2011. Bent Spines. New York Times, sec. Book Review. Website
Essay on ergonomics. New York Times Book Review.
Price, Leah. 2011. Unpacking my library: writers and their books. Leah Price. New Haven: Yale University Press. Website
• NPR’s “Best Books of 2011” • Observer Very Short List, 2011 • US reviews: Atlantic, USA Today, Chronicle of Higher Education, Newsday, Paris Review, Wall Street Journal, Choice, Boston Globe, Harvard Gazette, Books and Culture • Reviews elsewhere: Guardian, Observer, Scotsman, Information (Denmark), West Australian, Good Reading • Serialized in Financial Times (November 2011) • Excerpted in New York Times Book Review (November 2011) • Winner of the 2012 New York Book Show Award for best jacket design
2010
Price, Leah. 2010. American Girl. New York Times. Website
New York Times Book Review. (1500-word review essay on the Alcott family).
Trollope and the Book as Prop
Price, Leah. 2010. Trollope and the Book as Prop. In The Feeling of Reading: Affective Experience and Victorian Literature, Rachel Ablow and Kurnick, David, 47-68. U Michigan Press. Website
2009
Price, Leah. 2009. Lives of Johnson. New York Times. Website
New York Times Book Review.