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The members of our small team focus around cool bits and pieces about ebooks, modern libraries, digital publishing, and the future of books.
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The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book.

– Northrop Frye –

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The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.

– B.F. Skinner –

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The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.

– Sydney J. Harris –

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The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.

– B.F. Skinner –

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Devices are not dangerous for literature. People can be dangerous for literature. People, for example, who do not read.

– László Krasznahorkai –

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The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book.

– Northrop Frye –

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Devices are not dangerous for literature. People can be dangerous for literature. People, for example, who do not read.

– László Krasznahorkai –

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Green libraries help environment - full infographic

5 examples how libraries are helping the environment (infographic)

Here are stories from different libraries around the world protecting the environment through eco-friendly initiatives.

Friendly Staff October 27, 2020
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10 tips to motivate your students to read - full infographic

10 tips to motivate students to read more (infographic)

Do you find it difficult to engage your students with course reading? This simple infographic lists ideas on how to encourage them to read more.

Friendly Staff August 16, 2020
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Devices are not dangerous for literature. People can be dangerous for literature. People, for example, who do not read.

– László Krasznahorkai –

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Innovative stand for hands-free use

Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use

From Lamicall comes a brand-new pillow stand with an “open jaw” design, a stylus holder, and a large pocket for your phone or charger. A perfect tablet or e-reader stand for hands-free use: reading, watching, or video calls.

Our score: 8.2/10

Amazon $29.99

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I see a book good day ahead t-shirt

“I see a book, I see a coffee, I see a good day ahead” t-shirt

The t-shirt features a quote by Piotr Kowalczyk: “I see a book, I see a coffee, I see a good day ahead.” The artwork is inspired by 17th century book title pages, using a classic Baskerville serif typeface.

Our score: 7.9/10

Amazon $14.99

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