The wonderful world of book igloos

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Whether as a solution to book stacking problems or as a last tribute to/new use for the great legacy of printed literature, book igloos are one of the most eye-catching and even useful of all monuments to the printed book. Here are some of the more eye-catching and inspiring examples from around [...]

Put your e-books on a shelf with Digital Library Wallpaper

By Chris Meadows
June 4, 2014 // 1 Comment

One of the problems paper bibliophiles often cite in e-books is that you can’t show off your e-book collection on your shelves. It’s all hidden inside a computer. But Engaget reports that Vodaphone Romania has found a clever way around that as part of its own e-book lending program. which it [...]

Guardian braves death of the bookshelf, trials "Shelf Improvement"

By libertyc
December 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

Unfazed by articles proclaiming the “death of the bookshelf,” Britain’s The Guardian newspaper is launching a trial of Shelf Improvement, its new book subscription service “that aims to improve the literary lives of book lovers in 2014.” Without a single ebook or [...]

Germanic applause for decline of West in death of the bookshelf

By libertyc
June 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

I’m writing this as a reply to Adrian Prechtel’s article in the Abendzeitung München entitled “The Death of the Bookshelf,” which focused on—believe it or not—the demise of the bookshelf—not so much as an altar to learning and culture, but as a bourgeois status symbol and a [...]

Bookshare introduces new products for disabled readers

By libertyc
February 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

Bookshare has developed two new digital products to help those with disabilities. Bookshare’s Web Reader and Bookshelf were announced at the Assistive Technology Industry Association conference, held January 30 through February 2 in Orlando, Fla. The products were created to help those with [...]

The 16th-century e-book reader

By libertyc
December 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

The great thing about an e-book reader is the way it allows you to have access to dozens of books on your device, each one staying open to exactly where you left it when you go back to it. You may not even think about how much of a benefit this is until you consider the mechanisms devised in the [...]

Windows/iPhone/iPad e-book app review: Nook Reader

By libertyc
March 13, 2011 // 3 Comments

Since posting my review of Diane Duane’s Young Wizards series, I have been moved to go back and reread the entire thing, including the latest book that was released only recently. And a couple months ago I had purchased a $20 Groupon to Barnes & Noble, which was only good through April. So it [...]

iPhone/iPad e-book app review: BookShelf

By libertyc
April 23, 2010 // 3 Comments

The last few e-readers I’ve reviewed have been corporate-, or at least company-created—crafted by teams of developers, with a very smooth and polished look to them and, with the exception of eReader, all relative latecomers to the iPhone platform. It’s time to switch things up and take a look [...]

BookShelf, Atomic Browser and Audiobooks: iPad apps I like

By libertyc
April 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

Related: Chris Meadows’ unboxing video of the iPad. In-depth review on the way! – D.R. Apple, Kobo and Amazon dissed iPad fans who prefer e-reader apps to be able to bold all the text on the screen—one way to increase LCD readability when you’re outside or if you suffer vision problems. [...]

Reader question: Syncing e-books to iPhone

By libertyc
March 17, 2010 // 0 Comments

In comments on a post relating to the announcement that iBooks on the iPad would be able to sync “free” EPUB books through iTunes, a reader expressed skepticism that users would be able to download them without iTunes. Hey iPhone/iPod Touch users: What can you download directly and use without [...]

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