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Books are magic; Reading is like fertiliser for the mind

Books are magic; Reading is like fertiliser for the mind   The ability to download volumes of stories on to a device makes reading accessible like never before. by TOM MULHOLLAND   When I was 7 years old, and long before the internet, I remember my excitement as I waited for my Look and Learnmagazine to arrive at the

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Exploring “Smart Bookstores” and Libraries of the Future

Exploring “Smart Bookstores” and Libraries of the Future By Roger Tagholm     Javier Celaya From intelligent carpets to motion sensor beacons, there are all kinds of technologies in development that will transform our experience of bookstores and other physical spaces. Javier Celaya and Elisa Yuste from Dosdoce.com – which provides counseling and training services to

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Integrating Libraries and Bookstores: In Theory

Integrating Libraries and Bookstores: In Theory   Integrating bookstores into libraries would help both survive, particularly in underserved communities. A theoretical plan for saving bookstores and making libraries more robust.     By Deborah Emin   I often dream I am in a bookstore or in a library. Then I wake up and I am in

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Coming of Age and Literature: The Power of Reading as an Adolescent

The Power of Reading as an Adolescent By KATHLEEN ANNE KENNEY June 14, 2017     In the film “You’ve Got Mail” the charming character played by Meg Ryan speaks passionately to the also charming character played by Tom Hanks: “When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in

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How Canada became an education superpower

How Canada became an education superpower By Sean Coughlan Image copyright REUTERS   When there are debates about the world’s top performing education systems, the names that usually get mentioned are the Asian powerhouses such as Singapore and South Korea or the Nordic know-alls, such as Finland or Norway. But with much less recognition, Canada has

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Why Books and Reading Are More Important Than Ever

Why Books and Reading Are More Important Than Ever By Will Schwalbe September 7, 2017 Will Schwalbe has worked in publishing; digital media, as the founder and CEO of Cookstr.com, and as a journalist, writing for various publications, including The New York Times and the South China Morning Post. His latest book, Books for Living, explores the power of books to

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