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A New eBook Distribution Solution

A New eBook Distribution Solution

Spacing published an article the other day about a new way for users to interact with subway advertising devised by a few students at the Miami Ad School.  The idea they propose is called the Underground Library and the gist of it is that ads would be placed in the trains of[Read More...]

by March 29, 2013 Digital Devices
Opening Soon – Swan’s Fine Books

Opening Soon – Swan’s Fine Books

a new bookstore  is getting ready to open. We join Laurelle Swan and her weeks leading up to the big day. Four Weeks Before Opening… While brodarting at 5:30 am this morning, already well into my second cup of coffee, I found myself thinking – what HAVE I gotten myself[Read More...]

by March 29, 2013 Opening a Bookstore
Book Cover Design

Book Cover Design

A fellow approached the register with a stack of books last week and the strange assortment of titles provoked me to wonder. What peculiar circumstances had led this man to such incompatible books? I don’t even remember which books they were now, but it turned out that the explanation was[Read More...]

by March 28, 2013 Books & Mags
A Window Seat In The Norfolk CT Library

A Window Seat In The Norfolk CT Library

If there were a library the likes of the Norfolk CT one around me, established in that venerable year, 1888, I’d probably use it as a second home. One without taxes, mortgage, lawn to mow, or mother constantly chattering in my ear. I’ve not been in such an inviting space[Read More...]

by March 26, 2013 Books & Mags, Miscellaneous
Traitor’s Purse-Best 100 Mysteries of All Time

Traitor’s Purse-Best 100 Mysteries of All Time

Traitor’s Purse  Margery Allingham   1940 Finally, I’ve reread one of my best 100, and it not only lives up to a vague memory of  greatness, it excels it. Up until this point, Margery Allingham had written rather lightweight traditional mysteries with Albert Campion as the amateur detective, and his[Read More...]

Community Lives!

Community Lives!

by Jas Faulkner  Jeremy is finishing a story while Kaia and I look at the clock.  We’re waiting with a dozen other classmates for the big hand to click over to the twelve and the little hand to scoot to the six.  At that point, at least for us, class[Read More...]

Murder Within Murder-Best 100 Mysteries of All Time

Murder Within Murder-Best 100 Mysteries of All Time

Murder Within Murder Frances and Richard Lockridge 1946 The first time I read the book, I was impressed with what I felt was new territory being explored–an old murder having a direct bearing on a recent one. It felt unique. But upon second reading for this list, I wasn’t as[Read More...]

Jekkle University Textbooks

Jekkle University Textbooks

Education is the fundamental building block that shapes the path that your life will take. Whether studying for business or law, engineering or physics, every student knows that come that new semester, it’s time to clock out of the social arena, and recluse back into the pages of instruction for yet another term. Books can[Read More...]

by March 20, 2013 Miscellaneous