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Piotr Kowalczyk

Ad-man who decided to devote his life to books. Founder of Ebook Friendly, ebook enthusiast, and self-published short story author. Prefers reading on his iPhone, but when it comes to history books – Piotr always picks print.
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Vintage quotes about libraries and librarians

Quotes about libraries inspired by old book design

These attention-catching quotes about libraries and librarians were visualized in the nostalgic style of letterpress book covers.

Piotr Kowalczyk January 21, 2022
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Ultimate literary calendar

Literary calendars for 12 months of your exciting reading life!

These fun literary calendars include not only the most important dates and events, but also a reading challenge for each week, a fun fact, and a bookish quote.

Piotr Kowalczyk January 9, 2022
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Kindle case vs sleeve - which better

Kindle case or sleeve? These tips will help you decide

Check out Kindle case and sleeve pros and cons, types of cases and sleeves, and take a questionnaire which will help you choose the right solution.

Piotr Kowalczyk December 30, 2021
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Most useful iPad accessories 2022

15 most useful iPad and iPad Pro accessories to get in 2022

Lesser-known, newly launched, and innovative iPad and iPad Pro accessories for 2022. They may surprise you with how useful they are.

Piotr Kowalczyk December 15, 2021
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Print books vs ebooks 2021 - full infographic

Ebooks are still no match for print books (infographic)

The newest infographic compares the popularity of printed and electronic books around the world.

Piotr Kowalczyk December 8, 2021
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Next-generation Kindle Paperwhite concept visualization

A concept of the next-generation Kindle Paperwhite, plus a feature wishlist

The 6th-generation Kindle Paperwhite could feature a fully symmetric design, hard-press page-turn buttons, and adjustable warm light tone.

Piotr Kowalczyk October 27, 2021
Black Friday 2021 Kindle price

Black Friday 2021 Kindle price watch and deals

Can you expect a Black Friday 2021 deal on the 6.8-inch Kindle Paperwhite? What price cuts to expect on the basic Kindle and the Oasis?

Piotr Kowalczyk October 27, 2021
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Ways reuse old Kindle e-reader

5 ways to repurpose your old Kindle

Turning your Kindle into a photo frame is the most obvious, but also the most complex way. There are easier and better ideas.

Piotr Kowalczyk October 25, 2021
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Best case Kindle Paperwhite 5 6.8-inch list

The best 6.8-inch Kindle Paperwhite 5 cases and sleeves

Investigating options for protecting your 6.8-inch Kindle Paperwhite 5? Take a look at the list, which includes also some highly uncommon ideas.

Piotr Kowalczyk December 23, 2021
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How to clean fabric Kindle case quickly safely

How to renew a fabric Kindle case – safely and quickly

In less than 20 minutes, you can make your Kindle cover look gorgeous again.

Piotr Kowalczyk September 29, 2021
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

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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