…Share the Love

As my fellow Crusader pointed out yesterday (…page through), it’s National Library Week. As a library enthusiast (and regular user), I thought I’d keep the love fest going by sharing some of my favorite secrets of the library. While books and libraries may seem obsolete in the age of the Internet, e-readers, and tablets that can contain…

…close the book

We did it!  Page turning enthusiasts, the speculation of the death of the e-reader has begun! Momentarily remove your noses from your books to rejoice, you bookworms you! We have a new nemesis—the tablet. For those unfamiliar with the tablet, you may want to put down your book and pick up a paper (occasionally) or…

…borrow

Breaking News:  Amazon has made thousands of books available for free*!!! *if you own a Kindle and are an Amazon Prime Member… Pay no attention to the small, italicized print.  This is exciting! Amazon is now doing what libraries have been doing for centuries! Only difference?  They’re getting people to pay for it and you…

…leaf through

As a rough fall gives way to what will probably be a long winter  for the hardbound (and even the paperback) book (in the metaphoric and seasonal sense of the words) I thought it was only right to check in on our heavily inked friends. Of course they’re not the only ones suffering from the rise of…

…Bring Down The Walls

Ardent admirers of the concrete, page-turning written word, this is not a drill.  I repeat, this is not a drill.  We’ve lost another one. Prepare for battle. No doubt, you’ve heard by now that Borders has announced they will be closing their remaining 399 stores. Over 10,000 will lose their jobs, and millions will be losing…

…Lighten the Load

Convenience—it’s one of the most appealing arguments that e-book users have in their arsenal. The thought of not having to lug around your tome of choice is, well, tempting. Perhaps it is this convenience that has caused those of us loyal to the paper and ink to stand by and do nothing as book after…