“We’ve entered the land of books”, - reported the invaders in surprise after the first Arab invasion of Armenia.
Far away from Armenia – “the land of books”, in Venice in the year of 1512 Hakob Meghapart, who worshipped manuscripts, printed the first Armenian book; this was altogether only six decades after Gutenberg’s invention of printing.
Typography held a vital role and was a turning point in the lives of the Armenian people: after the invention of writing, a new life was given to the literature and writing in translation that were established independently over ten centuries, and a new perspective for development arose. Knowledge was secured, indeed by its eternal presence. The book written with the letters of the Armenian alphabet became brilliant evidence of the Armenian rebirth.