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Catch no ball about ebooks vs print books?

All the Lion City folks around us are in the mood of celebrating the nation's 47th birthday this week. At Tusitala, we are definitely doing our part as well. Presenting to you our Unofficial National Day Fun Pack item: information + graphics. We have been trying to 'kay poh' (poke our nose into) what's the…

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The Classics in a Minute

It’s been said many times over that our reading habits have changed dramatically over the years. No longer curled up in a comfy chair, we are left swiping and tapping away on our tablets and devices, consuming as much information as we can on our enhanced books and e-readers. Yes? The classics we all had…

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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and focuses attention on the censorship of books in schools and libraries. The event started in 1982 and takes place every last week of September. Molly Raphael, President of the American Library Association has this to say about the event: “Contrary to commentary writer Jonah Goldberg‘s assertion,…

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Michael Hart's Publishing Legacy

If you have ever downloaded any eBook, you have Michael Hart to thank. eBook creator and Project Gutenberg founder, Michael Hart has changed the way books are read and distributed through his lifelong project of a universal library. He died last week in Illinois, he was 64.     Like all visionaries, Hart was a…

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Michael Hart’s Publishing Legacy

If you have ever downloaded any eBook, you have Michael Hart to thank. eBook creator and Project Gutenberg founder, Michael Hart has changed the way books are read and distributed through his lifelong project of a universal library. He died last week in Illinois, he was 64.     Like all visionaries, Hart was a…

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Four Billion Literate

But not everyone can have access to a book, a classroom, a library, and the Internet. Despite many and varied efforts, literacy remains an elusive target: some 793 million adults lack minimum literacy skills which means that about one in six adults is still not literate (nearly two-thirds of whom are women), and between 94…

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Abe’s Peanut: Mail Art for Kids!

Let’s face it. The iPad (and iPhone) has changed the way kids read these days. After all, what’s not to like about the technology? It can pretty much do everything except your laundry. Also, apps can be very addictive. We’re (clearly) not an Apple snob but we do enjoy the charm of the neighborhood bookshop,…

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Abe's Peanut: Mail Art for Kids!

Let’s face it. The iPad (and iPhone) has changed the way kids read these days. After all, what’s not to like about the technology? It can pretty much do everything except your laundry. Also, apps can be very addictive. We’re (clearly) not an Apple snob but we do enjoy the charm of the neighborhood bookshop,…

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