Category Archives: ebooks

Library in the Tram

I love libraries and I love trams, so how could I resist this story about the Library in the Tram—Tram to the Library out of Brno, Czech Republic. This winter, Moravia’s capital city and the historic Jiri Mahen Library launched … Continue reading

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Keeping It Real

I like real books and I can not lie. And it appears that a majority of other readers do too. The infographic below, which is based on a poll by the UK-based Fatbrain book marketplace, explores the reasons why readers … Continue reading

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12 Years a Slave

Earlier this week, 12 Years a Slave was named Best Picture of the Year by the Academy Awards. The film also won the Oscar for the best adapted screenplay. If you were moved by Solomon Northrop’s heartbreaking story, you can … Continue reading

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The Book Is Not Dead

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Books Not Blogs

According to the World Travel Market 2013 Industry Report, British travelers still prefer old-school print travel guide books to online sources for trip planning and vacation research. The report, based on a survey of 1001 travelers, showed that 59% of … Continue reading

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Algorithms Are So 1984

I’m loving the new blog called Go Book Yourself. The collaborative effort from Anna James, Daniel Dalton and Rob Goodswen describes itself as “book recommendations by humans, because algorithms are so 1984.” The website offers thoughtful book selections that are … Continue reading

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Free Haruki Murakami

In a dramatic reversal of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis , Haruki Murakami has turned the fabulous tale on its head with his new short story titled “Samsa in Love”. You can read it for free over at the New Yorker. And, … Continue reading

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Free eBook ( Sci-Fi flavored)

Many Sci-Fi fans are aware of the treasure-trove of reading material available at the awesome site Tor.com . But if you love Sci-Fi and Fantasy writing, and have somehow missed it, get thee to Tor ASAP to participate in the … Continue reading

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Left To Right, Top To Bottom

Some day the little video below may become a valuable instructional tool for the uninitiated, but for now it’s a witty bit of bibliophilic entertainment. “How to Read a Book” was created by university student Hilary Crommer for a Visual … Continue reading

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Everyone Wants Free Books

Back in January, the historic,Baltic port city of Gdansk, Poland launched an admirable campaign to promote literacy among the citizenry by stocking thirty-five new local trams with a rolling library of 5,000 new books. Unfortunately, the campaign provide to be … Continue reading

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