The last bookstore in Laredo, Texas, closed its doors for good one month ago this week. This bilingual and bicultural border town, long challenged by high illiteracy rates, is now adjusting to its new reality.
Every week, it seems, there’s an announcement of a new electronic reader — a new gadget for reading that is NOT one of those of soft or hardbound pieces of printed matter we’ve all carried around with us all our … Continue reading
The Google books story sounds pretty simple on the surface: Google wants to digitize or scan a large portion of the world’s books, and then make them available for people searching a subject. That part is fairly straight forward. After … Continue reading