The Thursday Book Beat: The Future of Libraries Is Digital

Facebook Is Having A Giant Book Club And You’re Invited

I’ve already written about this on the site so you can check that out. Any reason to read is a great idea.

The Future of Libraries Is A Paperless One

This is a great read. Libraries are doing better than the publishing world in responding to the digital shift. They’re becoming digital hubs offering the means and space to those who are “location-independent workers” or those who don’t have access to the internet. In Canada, they just opened a library that is almost paperless except for the bestsellers on the main floor.

The library is designed as a cultural hub. It also includes a 300-seat auditorium, two cafes, music studios, gaming stations, a space for adult literacy classes, a reading circle and boardrooms for local entrepreneurs.

So cool. I’ve always said the library isn’t just about books. It’s a great source of information (librarians) and community.

Are Weekly Comics Making Their Way To Bookstores?

I wonder if this’ll mean more exposure for ongoing, single issue comics to people who don’t go into comic shops…

Ardo Omer

Ardo Omer

Former WWAC editor. Current curmudgeon and Batman's personal assistant. Icon art by Diana Sim.