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You Can Read The First Chapter Of Harper Lee's New Novel Online

It’s 55 years since To Kill a Mockingbird was published, but Harper Lee’s second book, Go Set A Watchman, is about to be released. Now you can read the first chapter online.


Beautiful Animation Blends Together The Stories Of Famous Books

Video: This ad for Gandhi Bookstores in Mexico is a stunning work of animation and 3D art and splendid visual effects. The tagline is simple, “One book leads to another”, and you see characters you recognise from the most famous of books battle each other for your attention. It’s a commercial meant to take your money but it’s so well done that you can’t help but give it a wee itty bit of respect.


An App To Find The Quick Reads From Your Read-It-Later Lists

Saving online articles to read-it-later services like Instapaper or Pocket is a nice way of pretending to yourself that you’re eventually going to get round to reading through everything — but that’s easier said than done. Enter Short.


The Kindle Of 1922 Looks Super Uncomfortable

Think of it as an early version of the Kindle, except from a time when Amazon was still just the name of a river.


My First Kindle: I Finally Stopped Multitasking And Got Lost In A Novel

Still don’t have an ereader? I can respect that. Physical books just feel better. Print is sacred. I’m with you — or at least I was, until our reviews editor thrust a Kindle in my hand and made me use it.


The Best Device For Reading Is Still The Phone In Your Pocket

For long-time book lovers, reading on an electronic device can be disorienting experience. The most obvious choice for those going down the ebook path is a device like the Kindle, completely and utterly dedicated to emulating the traditional experience of reading. I’ve been seduced by the promise of an ereader many-a-time, but I always find myself reaching for that device never not at my side — my smartphone.


Sony Won't Make Any More Ereaders

Sony was an early and instrumental force in the world of ereading. But facing stiff competition from the likes of Amazon, it’s decided to bow out of the world of digital reading for good.


These Scorpions Are Probably Hiding In Your Bookcase

If you have old vintage books, you may have some book scorpions in your bookcase. Actually, you really should want to have them, even if they look scary and gross. Book scorpions protect your old books — they love to munch on the book lice that eat the glue which holds old books together.


The Books Everyone Starts And No One Finishes, According To Amazon

Picking up a book is gratifying: look at me, not reading dumb listicles on the internet! Finishing a book, however, is a challenge. Which of this summer’s top-selling books have the highest reader attrition? Dr. Jordan Ellenberg has a semi-scientific way to find out, using buyer-generated info from Amazon to identify this year’s most unread book.


Read In The Rain With This Inflatable, Waterproof Life Jacket For Books

There are many reasons to abandon printed books for an electronic reader like the Kindle — not the least of which being an option to completely waterproof it. But paper books can now boast the same ability to shrug off a soaking with this inflatable floating life jacket that lets you keep reading wherever it’s wet.


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