Bookshelves In The Age Of E-books


I have noticed over the years that every so often magazines (and now blogs) feature beautiful spreads of book-filled rooms, with headlines like “Living With Books” or “The Pages of Our Lives.” Usually the images feature poetic, far-off places where leather volumes fill 15-foot-tall, wood-paneled shelves, or sparse rooms with gauzy curtains have stacks of books on the floor, standing like architectural columns.

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  • Golden Gate Bridge goes to digital toll system
    Drivers approaching the majestic Golden Gate Bridge experienced something new on Wednesday - no human toll collectors. The workers were removed in favor of cheaper and faster electronic transponders, and a camera system that photographs every license plate that comes through, mailing an invoice to each motorist who doesn't prepay. More
  • 100 Mil Read Digital Bible
    The Bible might be ancient, but that doesn't mean it has to be old fashioned. A free, digital platform has launched the Christian text into the 21st century. The Digital Bible Platform is a free service that allows users access to digital recordings of the Bible in hundreds of languages. More
  • Dan Brown's 'Inferno' is already burning
    There's no mystery about what the biggest book of the summer will be: Dan Brown's "Inferno" is coming out on May 14, and his publisher won't let you forget it. Today is the 10th anniversary of Brown's phenomenal blockbuster, "The Da Vinci Code." Doubleday is celebrating by giving away free e-copies of the 2003 novel that launched him into publishing history. More
  • Revolution in the Resale of Digital Books and Music
    The paperback of “Fifty Shades of Grey” is exactly like the digital version except for this: If you hate the paperback, you can give it away or resell it. If you hate the e-book, you’re stuck with it. More
  • It was 40 years ago, and it still stands as sports' biggest miracle
    Consider: This was prior to “Dream Team” stuff, when pros could participate in the Games. So that left the USA team with mostly college players -- average age 22 -- against the much-older, veteran ...
    02/22/2020 - 9:40 am | View Link
  • A Gilded Age NYC Mansion Lists for $50 Million
    If you’ve ever wanted to live like a character in an Edith Wharton novel, now is your chance. One of Manhattan’s last Gilded Age mansions is back on the market for a cool $50 million, following a ...
    02/20/2020 - 11:05 am | View Link
  • Pioneering computer scientist who invented 'cut, copy and paste' commands for computers has died at the age of 74
    © Provided by Daily Mail Lawrence 'Larry' Tesler, the pioneering computer scientist who invented the cut, copy and paste commands for computers has died at the age of 74 The pioneering computer ...
    02/19/2020 - 8:48 pm | View Link
  • ‘True Grit’ novelist Charles Portis dies at age 86
    NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Charles Portis, a favorite among critics and writers for such shaggy dog stories as "Norwood" and "Gringos" and a bounty for Hollywood whose droll, bloody Western "True Grit" ...
    02/18/2020 - 2:39 am | View Link
  • Shades of Detroit? Germany's auto heartlands in peril as 'golden age' fades
    “Germany is entering uncharted waters. The transition could well mark the end of the golden age for cars as a mass employer,” said Stefan Bratzel, head of the Center of Automotive Management, a German ...
    02/17/2020 - 6:48 pm | View Link
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