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For most of the 20th century, the city of Oporto had a vibrant printing sector and some of its finishing houses were regarded among the best in southern Europe for engravings, hand made stitching and other semi-manual jobs related to hardcover books. Since then a lot has changed in the printing and book publishing area […]

It all started in 2010 when Scott Ertl, a school counselor in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was reading a book while riding a stationary bike at the gym. In a moment of inspiration he thought if the kids in his school would not fancy also reading something interesting while exercising. The school’s principal liked the idea […]

The Future of Books

Both in its print and digital editions, The Economist is well known for its articles on world events, politics, and business, together with regular sections on science and technology as well as books and the arts. This alone would be enough to draw the attention of many of its readers to its recent online essay […]

From the outside, “The Drinkable Book” looks like a normal hard cover book. It’s about 3 cm thick and has 20 pages. But these pages do a lot more than convey information on sanitation. Each page also serves as a water filter, a valuable tool for preventing waterborne illness in the developing world. The idea […]

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