Will The Bookstore Experience Live On?

Shelves

I’m hoping the day never arrives when I don’t have access to a brick-and-mortar bookstore where I live. A few months ago my wife handed me the phone — on the other line was my father-in-law who lives in a different town. His first words were “Jim, I have some bad news. The bookstore closed.” What he was talking about was the last remaining bookstore in his little city, a place that I always tried to pay a visit when we were there. Shut down. Gone. Not coming back. Continue reading

Geek Dads, Please Help! — Library For All

Library For All

Time is short, so this will be a short post. There’s a Kickstarter project that needs help — they’re SO close to their goal, but need some more assistance. It’s called Library For All, and the goal of its team “is to build a digital library providing e-book content to those living in impoverished communities, using technology specifically adapted to the low bandwidth internet connections of these communities and the lack of technology familiarity among the intended users.” Continue reading