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Writers Fest presents Sally Armstrong, Mount Everest
Kobo, Kindle, iPad, whatever. Ebook readers are getting more and more love. Even ebook borrowing is at an all-time high. Like Everest. While the gradual turn away from print may be a hard and grey-...
Mar 19th, 2013
Parenting advice: How to make teenagers read a book
Educator Howard Eaton gives useful advice on how reading impacts the young mind, and more importantly, how to encourage teenagers to pick up a book.
Jan 29th, 2012
No iPhone, no thanks: ungrateful Christmas gift recipients
Not getting the latest iPhone or iPad was apparently the biggest tragedy for some people this Christmas.
Dec 28th, 2011
Death of the paperback
These are dark and stormy times for the mass-market softcover, the NY Times reports.
Sep 3rd, 2011
UBC Bookstore renaming debate reflects drastic changes in book industry
What's in a name? When UBC Bookstore circulated an email about its plans to change the name to "UBC Central" in August, it set off a storm of negative feedback from both within and outside the UBC...
Aug 7th, 2011
Digital media students want to raise your carbon consciousness
Carbon Chaos is a fun and free iPhone game designed to raise environmental awareness.
Jul 18th, 2010
So Amazon’s Kindle will be released in more than 100 countries... but not in Canada.
Oct 8th, 2009