New bookless public library

…opened in San Antonio last month.

It claims to offer lots of “traditional” library services (computer access, classes, children’s story time, study space) and an e-reader program where the collection of 10.000 e-titles can be accessed and checked out. E-readers can also be checked out.

I haven’t personally made the jump to the e-reader yet, but for those who like reading that way…this seems like an innovative (lower-cost?) way to provide vital services.



Links cleanup

At The New York Times: A looong but fascinating glimpse into Stephen King’s family (which includes a lot more writers than I knew about!)

At Cracked: 5 Movies That Improved the Book (According to the Author) *language alert

At mental_floss: 62 of the World’s Most Beautiful Libraries

At Lit Reactor: 7 Horrifying Ailments Named After Literary Characters

At Buzzfeed: 28 Things That Happened After the Harry Potter Books Ended