A cognitive psychologist on a question that annoys him.
A new documentary captures the sweeping human impact of one of the country’s largest library systems
Bringing back “moss,” “blackberry,” and “bluebell” instead of “blog,” “chatroom,” and “database.”
“What’s to become of kids these days, with their damn pocket computers and inability to differentiate between bird species?”
“The Lost Words is a new book for people worried the next generation will lose touch with nature. Written by Robert Macfarlane with illustrations by Jackie Morris, it’s a catalogue and spelling book for kids, where the lost words in question comprise vocabulary about flora and fauna.”
Audiobooks are here to stay—and that’s good news for readers.
An inspirational talk by the National Book Foundation’s Lisa Lucas.
Prior to WWII, Americans didn’t think much of softcover books.
Source: How Books Designed for Soldiers’ Pockets Changed Publishing Forever – Atlas Obscura
What does the push for digital classrooms mean for that oldest and simplest of touch screens: a plain old sheet of paper?
“What can things — furniture, everyday objects, art — really tell us about someone? If this book is any indication, plenty. What Price chose to surround himself with tells us about his obsessions, his affections, and perhaps even his perception of himself.”
“I asked Nebula award-winning science fiction author Jack McDevitt to answer three questions about reading and writing, and this is what he had to say…”