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The Polish eBook Industry is on the Rise

The Polish eBook Industry is on the Rise | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
The Polish eBook industry is starting to see some significant gains and rose 28% in 2013. There are some differing opinions on the exact figures when it
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Love to hear about #ebook reading breaking into new countries. 

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8 Perfect Quotes About Fall From Iconic Authors

8 Perfect Quotes About Fall From Iconic Authors | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Autumn is one of our favorite seasons here at BookBub. As a New England-based company, we’re privy to some of the best fall foliage in the country.
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Fall is my favorite season.
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24 Quotes On Writing That Will Mentally Prepare You For NaNoWriMo

24 Quotes On Writing That Will Mentally Prepare You For NaNoWriMo | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
This list of 24 quotes on writing will prepare you for NaNoWriMo and help you find the inner strength to write more and finish that novel in 30 days.

Via Laura Brown
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Love these #Writing #Quotes! 

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Amanda Clemmer's curator insight, October 28, 1:12 PM

Getting ready for NaNo is a challenge. Let's start it with a bang!

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An Old Mommy Yammers about Books, Boobs, Babies...and, yes, Barney - Girlfriends Book Club

An Old Mommy Yammers about Books, Boobs, Babies...and, yes, Barney - Girlfriends Book Club | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, I turned fifty. The Big 5-0. I got a card from AARP in the mail (though I threw it away—ah!—my mom and mom-in-law told me that since I already had AAA, I didn’t need it). I’m not sure exactly how I’m supposed to feel reaching this new decade—Wrinkly? Creaky? Achy?—but I’m …
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Video in Enhanced Ebooks: How? Why?

Video in Enhanced Ebooks: How? Why? | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Enhanced ebooks have been a cause of much excitement over the past few years -- and with good reason. One of the things that an ebook can do that a paper-and-ink book can't is to add embedded video and sound....
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29 Moments Any Librarian Knows Too Well

29 Moments Any Librarian Knows Too Well | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
"I'm looking for this book, I forget the title, but there's a dog on the cover...?"
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20 mesmerising modern libraries from around the world

20 mesmerising modern libraries from around the world | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
A list of most tremendous examples showing how modern libraries are shaping the way we learn and enjoy reading in the digital age.

 

As you will see from these amazing photos (http://ebookfriendly.com/2013/04/11/modern-libraries ;), libraries around the world are heading into the future, creating for their patrons a more dynamic, multi-level environment for learning and pleasure.


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GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC's curator insight, April 30, 2013 9:12 AM

mesmerizing libraries

wildswans's curator insight, May 4, 2013 12:18 AM

Sometimes physical space can also act as a metaphor for our minds. When space creates a sense of wonderment, our imagination follows.

Adele Greene's curator insight, May 29, 5:04 AM

I would enjoy studying on a summers day!

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The "How Come" and "How-To" of Web Browser-Based Ebook Publishing | Digital Book World

The "How Come" and "How-To" of Web Browser-Based Ebook Publishing | Digital Book World | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Web browser-based e-reading is on the rise as the mobile boom continues and e-readers decline. Web native ebook publishing also gets content direct to readers.
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Are ereaders on the way out? I don't think so, but then again, I'm a power reader, what used to be called a bookworm. So maybe out not on the cutting edge of this #trend.

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Jane Austen Lovers Unite

Jane Austen Lovers Unite | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Here's a great fan-fiction scenario you can have for free: Finn Polmar from "The Good Wife," Clara Oswald from "Doctor Who" and Philip Jennings from "The Americans," are caught up in a murder mystery set in and around a ...
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You had me at "new Austen miniseries." 

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From Lizzy Bennet to Fanny Price: My Jane Austen Journey

From Lizzy Bennet to Fanny Price: My Jane Austen Journey | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
At age 12, my obliviousness was a survival instinct. As my peers experimented with make-up and clothes, I wore a sports bra to school, my hair frizzing into the stratosphere. Most days were spent doing what I loved best -- reading....
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Which Jane Austen heroine are you? I'm afraid I'm more Catharine than Lizzie. I do love a good mystery. :) 

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Once Upon a Midnight Dreary: A Collection of Facts About Poe's "The Raven" - BOOK RIOT

Once Upon a Midnight Dreary: A Collection of Facts About Poe's "The Raven"  - BOOK RIOT | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
You remember the poem “The Raven,” the man in the chamber, and the constant quote of “Nevermore,” right? For some reason, we can’t forget it. 1.
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Extremely creepy: Poe's thoughts on the death of a woman being the most poetical thing..,
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Have You Been Organizing Your Bookshelf All Wrong?

Have You Been Organizing Your Bookshelf All Wrong? | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

Alphabetically, chronologically or autobiographically. Such are the methods of organization we select from when sorting our beloved collections of movies, records or books.


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"K + X > 361 > K—Z, where K represents current number of books owned, X represents a newly acquired book, and Z represents a book to be removed."

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Calvin and Hobbes were even more destructive than you think

Calvin and Hobbes were even more destructive than you think | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Childhood distorts your memories in strange ways — everything seems bigger, more extensive, more dramatic. Take the seminal comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes, for example. Much of its 1985 - 1995 run...
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Loved Calvin even if he was destructive and he had such a great vocabulary! :)
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What's the "It" Book of 2014?

What's the "It" Book of 2014? | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
In 2013, it was arguably The Goldfinch.In 2012? Gone Girl, for sure.It books. They're the ones that we pass along, that we hope our friends have read s...
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Trying to guess the next hot book: my bet is on....none of these. Breakout books are notoriously hard to predict. :) 

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Bring Out Your Dead: 7 Nonfiction Books About the Science of Dead Bodies - BOOK RIOT

Bring Out Your Dead: 7 Nonfiction Books About the Science of Dead Bodies - BOOK RIOT | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
This is a guest post from Darin Cook. Darin is a writer and avid reader of nearly all genres of nonfiction, with a healthy dose of fiction thrown in the mix on a regular basis.
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‘Texts from Jane Eyre’: An interview with satirist Mallory Ortberg

‘Texts from Jane Eyre’: An interview with satirist Mallory Ortberg | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

OMG! An interview with satirist Mallory Ortberg.


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15 Awesome Bookish Jack O'Lanterns - BOOK RIOT

15 Awesome Bookish Jack O'Lanterns - BOOK RIOT | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
For fans of Halloween and books, there’s something irresistible about a good literary jack o’lantern. It’s not only fun to see what other book lovers have created on the canvas of a pumpkin, but it’s also neat to think about … Continued
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Awesome, but too advanced for me to try! 

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Evangeline Denmark's curator insight, October 27, 11:21 AM

I do love a well-carved pumpkin.

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Do Readers Choose eBooks Because They Are Cheaper? - Good E-Reader (blog)

Do Readers Choose eBooks Because They Are Cheaper? - Good E-Reader (blog) | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Many readers cite the price of eBooks as one of the primarily aspects of why they choose to read digitally. A new report by Books and e-Books UK 2014 is

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The most spectacular libraries in the world

The most spectacular libraries in the world | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

From Rococo fantasies to nests of twigs and steel, we present a selection of the world's most beautiful libraries.


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Yes, please. :)

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San Antonio International Airport Unveils Free eBook Terminal

San Antonio International Airport Unveils Free eBook Terminal | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
If you are passing through the San Antonio International Airport you can now borrow eBooks for free. Two Digital Library kiosks have been installed by
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Need one of these at EWR! 

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New dating guide as Jane Austen 'would have written it'

New dating guide as Jane Austen 'would have written it' | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
A fan of the famous 19th century author believes many of Austen's lessons on love, found in her famous tomes such as Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, still ring true today.
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All sounds like excellent advice! 

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9 Children's Books That Absolutely Terrified Us

9 Children's Books That Absolutely Terrified Us | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
In this child-protective age of trick-or-treating being limited to daylight hours, we need scary kids books more than ever. And with Halloween around the corner, what better time is there to embrace the creepy side of kiddie lit?

Via Ana Margarida Ramos
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When you really think about fairy tales, they are the scariest books, hands down. I mean, what modern stories for kids could get away with the plot twist of roasting children? 

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Why the subscription dream of a 'Netflix for books' still has its limits

Why the subscription dream of a 'Netflix for books' still has its limits | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

Book streaming services such as Oyster and Kindle Unlimited are still struggling to get enough bestsellers on to our virtual shelves.


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Haven't tried them myself...

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Map: the book that best represents each US state

Map: the book that best represents each US state | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

Some places are hard to imagine apart from the stories that are told about them.


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A.K.Andrew's curator insight, October 20, 2:13 PM

Interesting concept.

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Amazon slated to open pop-up retail store in upscale San Francisco mall - GeekWire

Amazon slated to open pop-up retail store in upscale San Francisco mall - GeekWire | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is experimenting with brick-and-mortar retail. Amazon is set to open a retail store in San Francisco as early as next week, according
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Trust Amazon to doing things differently. Start an e-commerce store and *then* open a brick-and-mortar location. 

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