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Ola Kowalczyk

As a frequent visitor of her favorite local library, Ola is particularly interested in how books and libraries evolve in the digital age. Ebooks, print, audiobooks – for her, all books are equal.
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Most functional e-reader accessories

Most useful e-reader accessories for the ultimate reading pleasure

Check out these innovative and clever accessories that you may need for your e-reader more than a case cover. Compatible with Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and other e-reader models.

Ola Kowalczyk May 13, 2022
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Literary devices every writer should know

Common literary devices – the ultimate infographic guide

An infographic from Grammar Check puts together the most common literary devices, together with their short descriptions and example phrases.

Ola Kowalczyk May 6, 2022
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Discover the books set nearest to you interactive tool

This online tool helps discover the books set nearest to you

Enter the ZIP code or type a location in the United States, and you will see the most popular books set nearest to you in six genres.

Ola Kowalczyk May 1, 2022
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Top literary hotspots in the United States - infographics

The most popular literary hotspots across America, by state and genre (infographics)

100% of novels set in Pearl Harbor belong to the historical fiction genre. New York City is the most common literary setting in the United States.

Ola Kowalczyk April 29, 2022
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Reading for pleasure decline since 2004 infographic

Reading for pleasure declined since 2004 by almost one-third

The average American spent 16 minutes per day reading for pleasure, down from 23 minutes in 2004.

Ola Kowalczyk April 27, 2022
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Most banned books and censorship in 2021 - ALA report

Book censorship in the 2021 by the numbers

In 2021, 1,597 books were challenged or banned in the United States, according to the newest report by the American Library Association.

Ola Kowalczyk April 26, 2022
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World Book Day 2022 on Zazzle

Zazzle celebrates World Book Day 2022 with 20% off on everything

This weekend, you can save 20% on everything you add to the basket when you apply a special coupon code at checkout.

Ola Kowalczyk April 23, 2022
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Kindle books free download 2022 World Book Day

These 10 Kindle books are free to download for World Book Day 2022

Celebrate the World Book Day 2022 by reading brilliant new books from Bolivia, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, and Ghana. You can download them to your Kindle free of charge by April 27.

Ola Kowalczyk April 19, 2022
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Types of shelving in a home library - infographic

How to set up and organize a perfect home library (infographic)

A new infographic includes tips to create a functional in-home library, types of shelving and light, as well as alternative ways to find great reads.

Ola Kowalczyk February 21, 2022
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The emotions in Jane Austen novels - full infographic

Emotions in Jane Austen’s novels (infographic)

Joy, trust, and anticipation are the most common emotions in the five most popular novels by Jane Austen. 

Ola Kowalczyk February 14, 2022
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Libraries matter tshirt design by Piotr Kowalczyk Geek Updated

Libraries Matter T-shirt

Libraries and librarians matter more than ever before – express that you support them with this vintage-style design. Nine colors to choose from, in men, women, and youth fit type. ▸ Library gifts

Our score: 8.3/10

Amazon $14.99

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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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