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Book trade started not long after books were written. Scrolls were copied and traded among scholars. Later, production and distribution of canonical texts were crucial for keeping and practicing Jewish tradition in diasporic communities. The invention of printing and the Haskalah brought significant changes. In Europe the flourishing book trade came to a near end because of the Shoah. Today, online book shops provide Jewish titles from all periods to their international readership.

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Encyclopedia of Jewish Book Cultures Online

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