-3500 Cuniform alphabet is used by Sumarians.
-2400 The earliest papyrus scroll with writing that survived.
-950 Scrolls and writing tools are made with leather.
-650 Scrolls first arrive at Greese directly from Egypt.
-213 Emperor of China, Chin Tain Shihuangti tried to wipe out all books.
-150 Paper is first made in China.
-100 The book had changed from scroll to a codex form.
-39 At the Liberttas Temple the first public library in Rome is made by Asinius Pollio.
104 China discovered paper making around this time.
750 Manuscript illumination at Canterbury School was active until 13th century.
800 At the Colombian Monastery of Long, the book of Kells was written.
868 In China the the first book was printed with paper.
1041 China used books with movable type.
1276 Italy's first paper mill.
1418 Woodcut is known as the oldest specimen.
1450 Printing in color.
1498 In Venice, Ottaviano Petrucci printed music with movable type.
Gerard Mercator founded a globe and map business.