Thursday, December 16, 2010

Do you know this new book? Try the jigsaw.

Try this jigsaw puzzle and see if you know the name of this wonderful new book, especially written for Christchurch children.

When you've tried the puzzle and guessed the name of the book, check here to see if you are right!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Seen in Wellington

I've just spent the weekend in Wellington, and couldn't resist taking photos of these two signs I saw at a Victoria University Bookshop. There's much truth in these quotes, don't you think?!

Friday, December 03, 2010

The book is dead?

The world of books is changing. For how much longer do you think paper books will be published? Will you be buying a digital tool (eg the Kindle, iPad, Nook) specifically to read electronic books (e-books)? How many books will be published in electronic form only, within the next year? What might be the advantages and disadvantages of e-books?

The world-renowned futurist, Nicholas Negroponte believes the book (as we know it) will be dead in 5 years.

If you love the feel and look of traditional paper books, you may appreciate this book trailer for Lane Smith's new picture book - It's a Book. There are some things that a traditional book simply can't do...

Now, with the end of the year fast approaching, there are a number of our beloved paper books that need to be returned - we'd love to have them back as soon as possible. We need to take good care of these treasures so please bring them back safely to Karen in the next day or two. Thank you!