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Browse, Borrow, Board

The U.S. city of Boston is making borrowing reading material on-the-go more accessible through a pilot program that will offer public transit users access digital content from books and periodicals to audiobooks and newspapers at 20 bus stops across the … Continue reading

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Ocean of Books

An Ocean of Books is an interactive map of over 100,000 authors and 145,162 books. On this map every island is an author and every city is a book. Searching the Ocean of Books map by author allows the user to … Continue reading

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A daily dose of Dracula

Regular readers of Travel Between The Pages may recall a post from this day last year about a very clever project that delivers daily episodes from Bram Stoker’s iconic vampire novel Dracula. If you missed Dracula Daily, or if you just can’t get enough … Continue reading

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Saturday Sundries

I won’t be spending my summer this year riding the rails in Europe, but I can still torture myself by reading articles about luxury trains and gourmet food. You can too, if you check out this excellent piece from the … Continue reading

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‘Don’t be a tourist – be an Explorist’

The folks from Denmark’s tourism marketing group Visit Denmark have cleverly brought major artworks such as the Mona Lisa, Girl With the Pearl Earring, Van Gogh’s self-portrait, and the Statue of Liberty to life using AI to encourage travelers to … Continue reading

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Printed books prevail

A tip of the hat to TBTP’s most loyal reader for the link to this infographic and article on the abiding appeal of the printed book. There is some comfort for an old bibliophile in learning that readers everywhere still … Continue reading

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Translate can save the day

When I was preparing for a trip to Russia a few years ago, I made a serious effort to learn the Russian alphabet and some basic vocabulary. But from the moment we arrived at Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg it … Continue reading

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Time keeps on slipping into the future

The very clever website Literature Clock will tell you the time via a literary passage.  

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The Wacky Wonders of Street View

As they say in the oldtimey Noir stories, I have a beef with Neal Agarwal. His new time-stealing website sucked up an hour of my life that I’ll never get back. But I loved it. The Wonders of Street View: … Continue reading

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My AI Tale

To say that I am ambivalent about the rush to use AI in the arts would be an understatement. In many instances it seems more like an automated plagiarism machine than cutting edge technology. However, I was game to give … Continue reading

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