Content tagged with "books"

The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written
Book Review
April 8, 2021
222

“I didn’t love this book. Note that the author is claiming the 100 ‘most influential’ books, not the best (which is subjective anyway). I got annoyed with the arrogance of the author. He writes with a…”

BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google
Book Review
November 10, 2015
126

“This book is a vague manifesto for change. The author is a lawyer that was appointed to some commission to study libraries, and this book feels like the result of his research. He’s essentially…”

The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time
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Book Review
October 20, 2016
62

“I didn’t write a formal review of this, but I talk about the book quite a bit in this blog post: The Book Itself: Four Thoughts on the Enduring Value of the Printed Book”

Bookstores: a Celebration of Independent Booksellers
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Book Review
May 23, 2021
117

“Lovely coffee table picture book of independent bookstores from around the world. The writer/photographer spent a lot of time in several major cities – San Francisco, NYC, London, Paris, Vienna, and…”

Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper
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Book Review
October 17, 2016
33

“I did not write a review for this book.”

EPUB 3 Best Practices
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Book Review
December 4, 2016
29

“I did not write a review for this book.”

The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age
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Book Review
November 3, 2019
141

“This was written in 1994, just when the web and hypertext were showing up. The author is concerned about a diminishing ability of students to read long-form, static text. In addition to hypertext, he…”

The Gutenberg Revolution
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Book Review
April 30, 2017
90

“I love the subject but just couldn’t connect with the writing style. I found it confusing. Not an entirely bad book – it presents Gutenberg as a businessman (and not a very good one), and covers all…”

The Library Book
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Book Review
December 30, 2019
169

“I thought this was a novel. It’s not. But it’s wonderful. It’s the story of: The 1986 fire at the Los Angeles library and its subsequent investigation and aftermath The larger Los Angeles library…”