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New Print Technologies Help Art Books Survive in a Digital World. Photo Even in this era of all things digital, big institutions like the Getty in Los Angeles and more regional ones, like the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, continue to produce new printed art books at an impressive rate.

New Print Technologies Help Art Books Survive in a Digital World

That may seem logical, given that museums are committed to preserving the best of the past, even if it becomes obsolete. But today’s print-based art books aren’t odes to the past. Instead, they deliver a sense of tactile immediacy. “I like to joke that we’ve started buying mysteries and romance novels as electronic books, but we still have coffee tables where we want to put our prized possessions,” said Kara Kirk, publisher of Getty Publications. And what better kind of books to collect than art books, and even more particularly, exhibition catalogs? As broadsheet newspapers grow skinnier, and page-turners become digital files, it’s easy to overlook how technological progress has bolstered print while simultaneously undermining it. Bookmarking the Evolution of the Book / Curated by Robert Bolick. The Tiny London Shop Behind Some of the Very Best Libraries. Photo London’s Heywood Hill curates impressive collections for discerning customers in 60 different countries — and specializes in the obscure.

The Tiny London Shop Behind Some of the Very Best Libraries

Let’s say you need some books. Maybe you have recently acquired a big fancy house, boat or plane with a big empty library, and you want to fill it with real books, not those things that look like books but are actually built-in fake book spines engraved with ornate titles. One lazy solution would be to employ a decorator to acquire an aesthetically pleasing instant collection. Another would be to visit an estate sale and hoover up someone else’s, caveat emptor. 12 Amazing Book And Literacy Charities That Are Changing The World. It's Christmas Day, the time when festive lights, sugar cookies, and the generous acts of giving and gifting is in full swing.

12 Amazing Book And Literacy Charities That Are Changing The World

Thinking with Type. A book by any other name. 10 unusual words for book lovers. One English Teacher Says ‘No’ To Virtual Textbooks. Classic book jackets come to life – in pictures. Paper Boat: Moments in the life of a book. “My mother used to make up stories in the darkness that no one knew the endings to.

Paper Boat: Moments in the life of a book

It was a kind of permission to have imperfect and beautiful plans.” This Adorable Alabama Bookstore Only Sells Signed Copies. The sitting area at the front of the store.

This Adorable Alabama Bookstore Only Sells Signed Copies

(Photo: Mike Persons/Courtesy Booksmith) The Alabama Booksmith is admittedly hard to find. It keeps few titles on its shelves. 50 Covers: Design Observer. Beautifully designed physical books create incomparable reading experiences. The annual performance review has been a ubiquitous and generally loathed fixture of the corporate world for decades.

Beautifully designed physical books create incomparable reading experiences

But haters can rejoice: It’s finally starting to topple. Rare Book School. A Bibliophile's Defense of Physical Books. The committed bibliophile is cousin to the obsessive, an easily seduced accumulator frequently struck with frisson.

A Bibliophile's Defense of Physical Books

Cram your home with books, and you’re lovingly called a collector; cram it with old newspapers, and you’re derisively called a hoarder. But be honest: The collector is a hoarder, too—a discriminating and noble-minded hoarder, perhaps, but a hoarder just the same. Not long into George Gissing’s 1903 novel The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft, you find a scene that no self-respecting bibliophile can fail to forget.

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Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, first awarded in 2012, are awarded to the author of the best book for adult readers in two categories — fiction and nonfiction.

Reference & User Services Association (RUSA)

Two additional authors shortlisted in each of the categories will be named finalists. The winning authors and finalists will receive cash prizes ($5,000 and $1,500 each respectively). The award is co-sponsored by Booklist and RUSA, with the long and shortlists of selected titles being drawn from the annual RUSA CODES Notable Books and Booklist’s Editors’ Choice lists. Best Free Reference Websites. The Ephemeral Ebook Library. The Supreme Court’s strong endorsement of library property rights in books may one day seem quaint, however, due to the (absent) first sale rights and increasingly narrow contract terms through which we all acquire e-books.

The Ephemeral Ebook Library

Just as Amazon can randomly delete the contents of your Kindle, ebook vendors that serve public and academic libraries can randomly remove contents from their holdings — or increase their price by 300% in the middle of a library’s budget cycle, which may have the same effect. For ebooks libraries buy, they have few rights attached to them. Despite being a great deal more expensive than consumer ebooks, many licenses for academic ebooks attempt to limit the traditional first sale rights that make the academic library possible As many people have pointed out, you don’t really purchase e-books even if the button you push to place your order is labelled “Buy now”. Cover by Peter Mendelsund: The utility of book covers in a digital world (PHOTOS).

As associate art director of Alfred A. Knopf Books, Peter Mendelsund has designed hundreds of book jackets over the past decade, including his acclaimed cover for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and jackets for the works of classic authors such as James Joyce, Franz Kafka, and Simone de Beauvoir. This week he published What We See When We Read, about the phenomenology of reading, and Cover, a monograph that includes examples of his best work, his thoughts on designing, and short essays by some of the writers whose work he has covered.

Here at the Eye, Mendelsund shares an excerpt from Cover that considers the utility of book jacket design in our ever-more digital literary world. A skin. Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker. Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers. Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: the more reading moved online, the less students seemed to understand. There were the architects who wrote to her about students who relied so heavily on ready digital information that they were unprepared to address basic problems onsite.

Authors dress up as their favourite characters. 29 June 2014Last updated at 11:57 ET By Genevieve Hassan Entertainment reporter, BBC News Cambridge Jones dressed as fictional pilot and adventurer Biggles Photographer Cambridge Jones has collaborated with The Story Museum for its latest exhibition which celebrates childhood story heroes and sees well-known authors dress up as their favourite literary characters. When the The Story Museum approached Cambridge Jones to take pictures for its 26 Characters exhibition, the photographer wanted images that visitors would actually stop and look at. 11 Great Bookstore Names And How They Got Them. 17 Bookstores That Will Literally Change Your Life. 17 Spectacular Bookshops In Australia To See Before You Die. 20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries.

Books are all about being smart. Ads for books are difficult to create – they have to be smart, too. On the other hand, ad agencies find books, bookshops, and libraries a very promising subject in terms of creative potential. The Book is Not Dead [infographic] - Waterfox. 30 Awesome Book Dedications That Might Be Better Than The Actual Book. The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. [Editor’s note: In celebration of the holidays, we’re counting down the top 12 Flavorwire features of 2012. This post, at #1, was originally published January 31.] Library of Miniature Books Has Its Own Story. Libraries are Forever: E-Books & Print Books Can Coexist.

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The Pitch - Episode 6 - Gruen Planet - ABC TV. Breathing Books. "Reading time is precious. Don’t waste it. Reading bad books, or books that are wrong for a certain time in your life, can dangerously turn you off the activity altogether. " "We write to taste life twice, in the moment, and in retrospection. " The Lure of a Good Book: Who's Reading What? [INFOGRAPHIC] Mountains of Books Become Mountains. I thought I’d seen every type of book carving imaginable, until I ran across these jaw dropping creations by Guy Laramee.

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