Sutton Bookshare

For centuries, people have gathered in local libraries to peruse books, share their favorite stories, and pursue greater knowledge through a centralized place that can lend books for a few days or weeks at a time. Most libraries in the modern era are free, and the only price that people pay to use them is the late fee on a book that wasn't returned when it was due. It's a model that has worked for a very long time, but the Internet is serving to revolutionize the library and turn it into a new, more communal venue.

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Digital Reading

The dawn of the e-book era was heralded by the arrival of the original Amazon Kindle several years ago. The device solved a number of key problems that avid readers had long endured. First and foremost, it turned hundreds of books into a very thin device that could be stored on a coffee table, rather than on one or more bookshelves. Secondly, it offered a digital screen that appeared to be just like the paper found in a traditional book. Eyestrain was made a thing of the past.

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