British Library offers e-classics app

The British Library is making digital copies of more than 40,000 classic books available for the iPad. Texts appear in fully digitised form, complete with original page markings and drawings, as opposed to the plain formatting associated with other types of e-books. All of the works date from the 18th and 19th centuries and include… [Continue reading]

New books on the iPad

Although there is debate on whether these latest items on the Apple Store are ebooks or apps they are definitely worth a look: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore T.S.Elliot’s The Wasteland and this: Kadath: Guide to the Unknown City Kadath is not available yet, but I’m looking forward to getting into the… [Continue reading]

Welcome My Friends, to the Show That Never Ends

Walt and Skeezix panel 1

Walt and Skeezix is an absolute joy of a book. A project of publishers Drawn and Quarterly and Chris Ware (Jimmy Corrigan), the idea is to put the complete Gasoline Alley strip, from its very beginnings onwards, back into print and restore this forgotten masterpiece to the reading world. Creator Frank O. King started the… [Continue reading]