Sad. Really sad..
Photographer Joel Robison (Boy_Wonder on Flickr) has some great images incorporating books and the act of reading. Well worth a browse. Thanks to Book Patrol for the tip-off.
Gleason Public Library (somewhere in Massachusetts) goes fine free. Partly a simple economic decision as they spent more money collecting the fines than they received in fines: Moreover, processing the monies collected from overdue books bears its own costs in terms of staff time, for collecting and reconciling accounts, and infrastructure such as change boxes […]
Patrick Rhone over at Minimal Mac has some nice things to say about cloud based ebook service booki.sh: What was that? I thought I heard you say you were looking for a cloud based library for all of your DRM free ePub books. One that would allow you to read them on just about any […]
What a wonderful way to encourage kids learning to read. The dogs that participate in the program have been trained through the TOUCH Program and selected by the Support Dogs staff based on the qualities that make them suitable for the program. These dogs are especially calm and unobtrusive and settle in as part of […]
Margo Lanagan, speaking on Radio National Books+ show Feb 18, 2012: I think that fiction is about throwing up questions, I don’t think it’s about answering questions. I think fiction that answers questions and gives moral lessons is very dull to read. I like to finish a book feeling a little abuzz with the things […]
People coming and going constantly filter through Union Station, a working piece of the city’s history. But in between being on the go, there can be plenty of waiting for a train or bus, and the Friends of the Worcester Public Library hope people take advantage of the downtime to read a book from The […]
Kindles, iPads and Nooks “are the ultimate brown paper wrapper,” says Brenda Knight, associate publisher at Cleis Press, of Berkeley, Calif., a publisher of erotica since 1980. Mainstream publishers are launching digital-only erotic labels to feed demand. At the end of the month, HarperCollins UK will launch Mischief Books, with the tag line “private pleasures […]
Mike Shatzkin proposes publishers experiment selling ebooks to libraries and seeing what happens to sales. I accept the major premise. If it were just as easy to get ebooks from libraries as it is from retailers, over time more and more customers would migrate to the libraries. But, the more I think about it, the […]
A couple of weeks ago I spent some time away at Phillip Island with my bike and some books. I didn’t end up reading much but got some nice rides in. Full set of pictures is on Flickr.