Stop Press for February 5th

February 5, 2009

  • Bookkake in India: Woodblock Printing (video) – My favourite souvenir from India: a handcarved Bookkake woodblock from Calcutta.
  • The once and future e-book: on reading in the digital age – Ars Technica – quot;And so, a sad end for the eReader that I knew (née Palm Digital Media, née Peanut Press). But this story is not just about them, or me. Notice that I used the present tense earlier: quot;people don#039;t get e-books.quot; This is as true today as it was ten years ago.quot;
  • PW’s Sara Nelson Saw Book Crowd As Coolest On Earth | The New York Observer – “That’s the thing about the book business,” she said. “You know, things are terrible, but there are not a lot of highs—legal highs!—that match that feeling when someone reads a book that they fall in love with. I mean, it is like falling in love—it’s like the world becomes a beautiful place. I really think that that’s what happens. And if you happened to fall in love with something, you thought it was a great week, even though 70,000 people lost their jobs.”

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