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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Kindle eBooks Coming To Your Library: Cha Ching!

Soon it will be possible for Kindle readers to check out Amazon Kindle eBooks from their local libraries. eBook lending from public libraries in the U.S. has been around for a few years now, but not in the Kindle format which effectively left most Kindle readers out in the cold. This is certainly great news […]

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Monobookist Bookstore Heralds The Boutique

As Borders reports that it needs an additional $50 million to reorganize, an interesting new bookstore has popped up in New York City. A so called, monobookist bookstore. This bookstore opened in a modest space, stocked with 3000 copies…of one book! To celebrate the launch of his new book about the Phoenix Mars mission, author Andrew […]

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Tokyopop Closing North American Publishing Division

The Anime News Network has confirmed that Tokyopop will close its publishing operation on May 31. Love them or hate them, this is big blow for American manga fans. Tokyopop was one of the oldest manga publishers in the US and did much to popularize manga here. They will be missed. The fate of their digital […]

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Blackberry Playbook, Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi Come To Play

The dust has settled since the launch of Apple’s iPad 2 tablet and it’s pretty clear that no competing tablet computer is going to dethrone the iPad anytime soon. The Motorola Xoom had a lot of promise, but launched at too high a price and missing features like Flash support and comparable apps that could […]

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Parallel Reading With The Kids

Most parents read a lot of books to their kids when they’re young, before they can read for themselves. In due time, children grow and begin reading on their own.  And somewhere along the way, children begin reading books that their parents have not. Most of us are pretty busy once kids come along regardless […]

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New York Times Online Seems Reasonable

As a long time reader of the New York Times online, I read today’s subscription rate email with some initial trepidation. People have grown used to getting news online for free. Or at least without paying the newspapers and other news organizations directly. So I was a little worried about what the Times was going […]

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Is Book Loving A Fetish?

Bibliophilia, sounds kind of dirty, doesn’t it? Well that’s how I felt, in a good way, after a pleasurable visit to Myopic Books in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood yesterday. I was in the area for a meeting and had some time to kill so I started exploring the neighborhood. I love books and bookstores, so […]

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Digital Manga Guild: Part Of The Solution!

Okay, we’ve all read scanlations at some time in our manga reading lives. And we’ve all felt, or should have felt, guilty that reading illegally scanned and translated manga does nothing to support and thank mangaka for their work. Well now you can do something about that! Join the Digital Manga Guild and become part […]

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