Monday, January 18, 2010

Rewind. Recap.

The week that was...

Evolving over thousands of years from clay tablets, to scrolls, to bound manuscripts, to e-books and audiobooks - read about the evolution of the book. Mala Kumar, editor - Pratham Books, writes about books, children and the reading habit. Tata DOCOMO will now deliver Manga and Marvel comics on your phone. Read about the two rare collections that Chennai's new state library will get soon.

Vermillion House is a cozy little bookstore (which is part of a bigger shop) in Bangalore. Surrounded by books in a room filled with sunlight and lovely antique furniture on display, it is a whole world away from the glitzy bookstores you find in malls.

Bookshelf lovers, check out the 'Letter Bookshelf'.

Kiran Bir Sethi talks about teaching kids to believe in their own potential, take local issues into their own hands, lead other young people, even educate their parents.

We leave you with Quinn Dombrowski's Flickr stream which has a collection of beautiful South Asian book covers.

Image Source: Jano De Cesare

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