A terrific “Peanuts” Humble Bundle!

It looks like I’ve gone slap-happy for “Peanuts” ebooks. There’s a fantastic new Humble Bundle of exclusively “Peanuts” comics. Please turn your attention to the $15 donation level, which includes Volume One of Fantagraphics’ “Complete Peanuts” (all of the strips from 1950-1952) as a DRM-free ebook. I just bought it (of course) and you get download links…

Pleasure An eBook Will Never Give

“Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day.” It’s belongs to a personal movie genre: “Movies I love, whose fine qualities didn’t come through to me in the trailer.” The trailer and the ads just didn’t make any kind of impression, despite the fact that the movie stars the always-good Frances McDormand, and thus I didn’t see…

At Last: Librarians With First-Strike Capability

I should really activate the parental controls on the TV in my bedroom. I’m not concerned about limiting my access to sex and violence so much as controlling the times that I can get sucked into great movies that I’ve never seen before. Friday morning’s casualty was “Infamous.” In one of those weird things that…

Darwinist Consumerism: What’s the most ethical way to buy books?

WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. — Ever since Books & Books opened its doors on Main Street here last month, it has missed out on some of the adulation usually reserved for new independent bookstores in the age of Amazon. Terry Lucas founded Open Book in 1999. The new location now has less foot traffic.Several storeowners nearby…

Google Books for iPhone

Oh, well, yes, I suppose it’s also for Android phones. I’ll happily plug Google’s phone platform too. Actually, I’ll happily drive to Google’s house and clean the dead leaves out of their gutters. Google is officially The Coolest Company On The Planet. Why? Today they’ve released Google Books for Mobile. Plug http://books.google.com/m into your mobile…