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Friday, March 13, 2009

Kindles, eBooks and Beyond

Last Tuesday, the local Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU 88.5 radio featured a segment on "The Future of the Book." While digital books have been around for years, with Amazon’s release of the Kindle and the recent Kindle application for the iPhone, the debate on the best way to read and the future of paper books is again in the headlines. One of Kojo Nnamdi’s guests was Dean Hubbard of Northwest Missouri State University which has a pilot trying out the use of course materials solely available as digital books.

Do you own a Kindle or other e-book reader? If so, what do you read on it?
Do you see a future for printed books?

If you haven’t discovered the Fairfax County Public Library’s collection of eBooks, check out our list of databases that offer downloadable digital books for Fairfax County Public Library card holders.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wish FCPL would start offering Kindle compatible ebooks. With the funding cuts that shorten the libraries open times, it make sense for citizens to be able to download a book online to his/her reader.