Toronto Launch of the 50th Anniversary Edition of The Gutenberg Galaxy


The University of Toronto Press has designed the following new cover for the centennial edition:

The Gutenberg Galaxy
The 50th anniversary edition of The Gutenberg Galaxy will be officially launched On Tuesday, September 6th at the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, 7:30pm (Doors 7pm). The evening will be co-hosted by Dominique Scheffel-Dunand and Marc Glassman.



with new essays by W. Terrence Gordon, Elena Lamberti, & Dominique Scheffel-Dunand

By Marshall McLuhan
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2011
World Rights
336 Pages
Paper – ISBN 9781442612693

Available Jul 2011 – $32.95

The Gutenberg Galaxy  catapulted Marshall McLuhan to fame as a media theorist and, in time, a new media prognosticator. Fifty years after its initial publication, this landmark text is more significant than ever before.

Readers will be amazed by McLuhan’s prescience, unmatched by anyone since, predicting as he did the dramatic technological innovations that have fundamentally changed how we communicate. The Gutenberg Galaxy foresaw the networked, compressed ‘global village’ that would emerge in the late-twentieth and twenty-first centuries — despite having been written when black-and-white television was ubiquitous.

This new edition of The Gutenberg Galaxy celebrates both the centennial of McLuhan’s birth and the fifty-year anniversary of the book’s publication. A new interior design updates The Gutenberg Galaxy for twenty-first-century readers, while honouring the innovative, avant-garde spirit of the original. This edition also includes new introductory essays that illuminate McLuhan’s lasting effect on a variety of scholarly fields and popular culture.

A must-read for those who inhabit today’s global village, The Gutenberg Galaxy is an indispensable road map for our evolving communication landscape. See


    earlier editions

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