Can’t Stop “Shop Class”

We’ve already mentioned that Matthew Crawford’s Shop Class as Soul Craft got great reviews in Slate and Newsweek, and that the New York Times magazine ran an except last weekend, “The Case for Working with Your Hands.” But today we were wowed to read a post by PenguinPress on Twitter stating that the magazine excerpt attracted 1 million page views and 400,000 visits, making it one of the most-read stories ever posted online. Curiously, reserves in libraries are not very heavy yet (there are between 3 and 57 holds at libraries with 3 to 13 copies). It’s also nice to see that several libraries ordered it on May 21 after we first wrote about it!

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work
Matthew B. Crawford
Price: $25.95
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The – (2009-05-28)
ISBN-10: 1594202230
ISBN-13: 9781594202230

Available from Brilliance Audio (May, 2009)

  • MP3 CD; $39.97; 1441800115
  • CD; Unabridged; $82.97; 1441800093

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