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At one Colorado library, even plant seeds can be borrowed

By Dan Eldridge
February 19, 2013 // 1 Comment

Is it just us, or does it seem as if there’s an unusually large number of quirky library stories floating around lately? Thanks in no small part to the digital revolution, many municipal libraries today are watching their budgets shrink at the same time they find themselves having to defend [...]

Is Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore the first novel for the TeleRead generation?

By libertyc
October 13, 2012 // 1 Comment

“‘Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore’ is a story about a young man who loses his job as part of the Great Recession of the early part of the 21st century, and gets a new one working a night-shift at a 24-hour bookstore in San Francisco. He quickly discovers that there’s [...]

{AUDIO} NPR on E-Books

By libertyc
September 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

Over the last few years, NPR and its many affiliate stations have done a fantastic job in their reporting of the changes taking place in the publishing industry today. Many of those stations, it turns out, seem to have a soft spot for e-books. I figured it might be fun, and maybe even useful, [...]

Morning Edition’s Bob Edwards memoir offered as free ebook

By libertyc
September 1, 2011 // 2 Comments

The Chronicle of Higher Education is reporting: It was already a “get” when the University Press of Kentucky signed Bob Edwards as an author. Now comes a heck of a “give.” The voice behind NPR’s Morning Edition for nearly 25 years will offer his memoir as a free e-book for several days [...]

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