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21:04 South Africa paperless classrooms

South Africa is attempting to create paperless classrooms in its schools in an attempt to provide better education for its students, no matter what their background is or what school they go to. The provincial government has begun this project, which aims to equip schools around the country with 17,000 tablets, aiming to spend a […]

We are sure that you’ll agree that everyone, no matter what their circumstances or living situation is, should have the ability to access literature and education through reading. Bookshops in locations across Spain are helping to turn this vision into a reality by creating a policy that allows its customers to decide how much they […]

paper books

When the first electronic reading devices reached the shelves in the US in the early 1990s most people in the book industry saw them as gadgets that over the years would fade away. Time proved that this was not the case and slowly but gradually ebooks readers, and with them ebook sales too, started to […]

the smallest book

Since medieval times quite a lot of people have produced very small books for the shear pleasure of it but one Peruvian publisher, aptly named “Los Libros Mas Pequeños del Mundo” (The World’s Smallest Books) has been publishing this type of books since the 1970s for quite a different purpose, for profit. It all started […]

14:12

The original ideas of book reading in Cluj-Napoca Every now and then there are new initiatives to promote book reading but in the Romanian town of Cluj-Napoca such actions have become almost a way of life. Even though there are still some weeks to go until the end of the year, the town, Europe’s Youth […]

04:11 blog

Until recently ebooks seemed to be the future of book reading. Since their arrival in the 1990s their sales did not stop growing with many people in the publishing and printing industry predicting that within a few decades physical books would be regarded as something of the past. This idea was much bolstered not only […]

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 […]

Sara Davies

Can you make money out of craft envelopes? Apparently not but one young UK entrepreneur, Sara Davies, has created a growing business out of them. The idea came up while studying for a business degree at York University. As part of her studies, she spent one year working for a small local company supplying products to […]

13:08-cópia

First handwritten and then printed, paper books have been around for thousands of years and even though their main purpose has always been to convey us written knowledge, every now and then they have been found to have other uses too. None, however, similar to what San Francisco based artist Alexis Arnold came up with. […]

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