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The largest book in the world is a photo collection entitled Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Kingdom. It measures five feet wide by seven feet long, weighs 133 pounds, and is 122 pages long. It was written by MIT scientist Michael Hawley to raise money for education in that very poor nation. Amazon is currently selling it for $30,000.
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March 18 2009

Charing Cross - the fading world of books

As the famous Murder One bookshop closes its doors, the historic character of London's Charing Cross Road may never be the same again.

February 10 2009

February 07 2009

Google & the Future of Books by Robert Darnton

For the last four years, Google has been digitizing millions of books, including many covered by copyright, from the collections of major research libraries, and making the texts searchable online. The authors and publishers objected that digitizing constituted a violation of their copyrights. After lengthy negotiations, the plaintiffs and Google agreed on a settlement, which will have a profound effect on the way books reach readers for the foreseeable future. What will that future be?
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December 13 2008

14 Ways to Cultivate a Lifetime Reading Habit

if reading is a habit you’d like to get into, there are a number of ways to cultivate it
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