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What is a librarian?

August 17th, 2010 3 Comments

The final picture of what a librarian might do if their library was taken away, as drawn by Alex Hughes via Meshed Media Continuing yesterday’s library theme, I thought I’d tell you about Nick Booth’s (from Podnosh) talk at Be2camp Brum 2010 last week. Nick asked, what could a librarian do if their libraries close […]

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Seven Days in Seven Dials – eBooks

August 10th, 2010 No Comments

From Seven Days in Seven Dials: A week in the life of London’s Cultural Quarters About a month ago I mentioned that Alice was spending the week in Covent Garden as part of the Seven Days in Seven Dials project organised by Dan Thompson of the Empty Shops Network. For a week ten artists and […]

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Will there be an Oxfam for second-hand eBooks?

August 9th, 2010 3 Comments

Thing of the past? Oxfam books in (l-r) Huddersfield, Leamington, London Over the weekend I found myself thinking – what if eBooks (for eBook readers not the bookleteer type of eBooks..) become the dominant way of reading? What will this mean for people who buy secondhand books? It’s clear that many people are thinking about […]

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notebooks vs notebooks

August 4th, 2010 1 Comment

I took the photo above in the Kenrokuen gardens, Kanazawa. We were standing beside the lake at the centre of these beautiful and historic gardens when I saw these two ladies. Standing side-by-side one lady was sketching what she could see using a pencil and paper notebook, the other was using her mobile phone to […]


For the love of a book shelf

August 2nd, 2010 Comments Off on For the love of a book shelf

Photographs of Macleods secondhand bookstore, Vancouver, Canada and a bookshelf, from As if to emphasise James Bridle‘s point that books-as-objects act as souvenirs of the reading time, a few days ago I came across the blog bookshelf porn. The premise of the blog is simple – it shows photographs of bookshelves, contributed by readers, […]

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Art Space Tokyo: Shared Making

July 30th, 2010 No Comments

Art Space Tokyo is an intimate guide to the Tokyo art world by Ashley Rawlings and Craig Mod and a very beautiful book describing the buildings and neighbourhoods of 12 distinctive Tokyo galleries. There are maps for each of the areas, illustrations of the galleries by Nobumasa Takahashi  (the cover is a composite map of […]

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3 Ways to Share

July 29th, 2010 4 Comments

I came across these three ways to share via Russell Davis who attributes them to Clay Shirky. Sharing Goods – the hardest to do, because if you give a physical good you no longer have it, you’re deprived of it. Sharing Services – like giving helping someone across the road – you don’t lose out […]