On Browsing

On Browsing is a book by Jason Guriel.

Jason Guriel

The book cover features a "Come In, We're Open" chalkboard sign in the bottom-right. Yellow sun rays emit from the left-side of the white cover.

Written during the pandemic, when the world was marooned at home and consigned to scrolling screens, On Browsing's essays chronicle what we've lost through online shopping, streaming, and the relentless digitization of culture. The latest in the Field Notes series, On Browsing is an elegy for physical media, a polemic in defense of perusing the world in person, and a love letter to the dying practice of scanning bookshelves, combing CD bins, and losing yourself in the stacks.(From Biblioasis)

Jason Guriel is a Toronto-based writer. His books include Forgotten Work and The Pigheaded Soul. He has also written for a number of magazine publications and in 2014, he was a reader for the CBC Poetry Prize. 


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