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At one Colorado library, even plant seeds can be borrowed
February 19, 2013 | 10:06 pm

The Basalt Regional Library Is it just us, or does it seem as if there's an unusually large number of quirky library stories floating around lately? Thanks in no small part to the digital revolution, many municipal libraries today are watching their budgets shrink at the same time they find themselves having to defend against accusations of irrelevance. But there is an upside to the pressure so many libraries are experiencing these days: entrepreneurial creativity. After all, when it begins to look as if your very business model may be facing extinction, new and oftentimes unusual ideas tend to begin sprouting like so many weeds. Case in...

Is Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore the first novel for the TeleRead generation?
October 13, 2012 | 12:23 pm

Robin Sloan Kickstarter Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore"'Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore' is a story about a young man who loses his job as part of the Great Recession of the early part of the 21st century, and gets a new one working a night-shift at a 24-hour bookstore in San Francisco. He quickly discovers that there's much more than meets the eye to this store. And before long, he's criss-crossing the country and enlisting all his friends in the quest to hack the code behind this mysterious place. "I actually wrote this book for myself—or for people like me—because I was tired of people asking the question, 'Books, or cool digital...

{AUDIO} NPR on E-Books
September 22, 2012 | 6:58 pm

Over the last few years, NPR and its many affiliate stations have done a fantastic job in their reporting of the changes taking place in the publishing industry today. Many of those stations, it turns out, seem to have a soft spot for e-books. I figured it might be fun, and maybe even useful, to compile some of NPR's most interesting e-book radio reports on one easy-to-access page. And while many of the stories that follow are straight-forward news reports, others are fairly lighthearted, including the Andrei Codrescu essay, "In Praise of E-Books," that opens the collection below. Enjoy! * * * In Praise of E-Books by Andrei...

Morning Edition’s Bob Edwards memoir offered as free ebook
September 1, 2011 | 9:33 am

51Zzm4LtCuL SL500 AA278 PIkin4 BottomRight 46 22 AA300 SH20 OU01 The Chronicle of Higher Education is reporting: It was already a “get” when the University Press of Kentucky signed Bob Edwards as an author. Now comes a heck of a “give.” The voice behind NPR’s Morning Edition for nearly 25 years will offer his memoir as a free e-book for several days before its print release. Starting this morning, A Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio will be available as a free download through Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and Google ebookstore in a promotion to run through September 9. John Hussey, Kentucky’s director of marketing and sales cites...

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