Posted on June 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A centuries-old publisher will close at the end of this summer.

The Guardian reports that Oxford University’s right to print books was formally recognized in 1586, with the first book ever printed in the city coming out over a hundred years before that.

However, Oxford University Press’s final surviving printing arm — Oxuniprint — will shutter for good on August 27.

The Guardian, of course, reflects on the business and political ramifications of this closure, but history buffs will likely enjoy the article for its history of printing in the city of Oxford.

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