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Slashdot Asks: What Book(s) Are You Reading This Month?

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We have no longer run e-book suggestions and e-book dialogue posts for a while. So right here it is going: What’s a e-book — or books — are you studying this month? Additionally, what is a e-book you completed not too long ago that you simply discovered insightful, or humorous, …

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How Do Things Stick To Us in a Culture Where Information and Ideas Are Up So Quickly That We Have No Time To Assess One Before Another Takes Its Place?

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David L. Ulin, a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of the California Book Award, stocks an excerpt from his e-book “The Lost Art of Reading”, to The Paris Review: This is the conundrum, the gorilla in the midst of any dialog about literature in fresh tradition, the question of dilution …

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Read Two Of This Year’s 2018 Hugh Award Winners Online

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AmiMoJo quotes the Verge: The 2018 Hugo Awards had been held Sunday evening on the World Science Fiction Convention in San Jose, California. The Hugo award, voted on through individuals of the fan group, is thought of as the best possible honour for science fiction and fable literature… N.Ok. Jemisin …

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Ancient Public Library Discovered In Germany

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Archaeologists have discovered the remains of the oldest public library in Cologne, Germany, “a building erected almost two millennia ago that may have housed up to 20,000 scrolls,” experiences The Guardian. From the file: The partitions had been first exposed in 2017, all the way through an excavation at the …

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‘No, Amazon Cannot Replace Libraries’

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Over the weekend, Forbes revealed an editorial titled “Amazon Should Replace Local Libraries to Save Taxpayers Money,” by which the writer Panos Mourdoukoutas argued that libraries are now not necessary to the neighborhood as the results of selection “third places” like Starbucks, and “no shortage of places to hold community …

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Comic Book Publishers, Faced With Flagging Sales, Look To Streaming

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Comic guide publishers are going through a rising disaster: Flagging passion from readers and pageant from virtual leisure are dragging down gross sales. Hoping to opposite the fashion, publishers are creating their own digital platforms to directly connect with readers and encourage more engagement from fans. From a document: One …

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New Book Paints Different Picture of Workplace Behavior At Google and Facebook

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Longtime Slashdot reader theodp writes: In Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (As Told through the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Who Made It Boom), Adam Fisher paints fairly a unique image of lifestyles at now-workforce conduct preachers Google and Facebook, revealing that the tech giants’ formative days …

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How Minecraft Is Helping Kids Fall In Love With Books

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An nameless reader quotes a file from The Guardian: Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1881 vintage Treasure Island tells of Jim Hawkins’s adventures on board the Hispaniola, as he and his team — together with double-crossing pirate Long John Silver — got down to in finding Captain Flint’s lacking treasure on Skeleton …

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New York’s Last Remaining Independent Bookshops

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An nameless reader stocks an excerpt from a report via The Guardian, written through Hermione Hoby: Michael Seidenberg, pictured kingly in his throne of a wicker chair, ft unfold, pipe in mouth, is considered one of round 50 New York indie booksellers featured in a series of portraits through Philippe …

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A Mass of Copyrighted Works Will Soon Enter the Public Domain

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For the first time in twenty years, a huge number of books, films, and other works will escape U.S. copyright law. From a file: The Great American Novel enters the public area on January 1, 2019 — rather actually. Not the idea, however the ebook via William Carlos Williams. It …

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