Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Daily Thoughts 12/25/2012

Postage stamp celebrating 300 years of Finnish book printing
Daily Thoughts 12/25/2012

I checked the Twitter and Facebook accounts for the library this morning.  Happy holidays.

I also spent some time today finishing reading Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, A Novel by Robin Sloan.  It is set in San Francisco and involves a strange bookstore and a bookish cult.  It has a mix of literature and technology in it which is different.

I like how Robin Sloan combines the history of print with book technology like book scanners and e-readers.  There is a mix of bookish and techie humor throughout the book.  At least part of this book has to do with typography and codes as well.  I read the book because the New York Librarians Meetup plans on discussing it on Monday, January 28, 2013. 

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