Just when physical book lovers were losing hope in a world of Kindles and iPads, Google Book Art emerged. Since 2011, this Tumblr has collected the detailed, often beautiful, images that lay not in the writing itself but the history of the eyes who read it.
How does Google scan and digitize 20 million books? With a hidden army of workers. Andrew Norman Wilson’s ScanOps aims to make them less hidden.
Who invented the word “fartface” anyway? An incredibly interesting article about the printed origins of some of our favorite dirty words. Stop being such a Ploshy and read on.
A 404 tribute to both Twitter and that mighty whale of a book that we all read the spark notes of in high school.
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Google Books becomes slightly more useful and interesting: Among the new features, the ability to embed sections of books ala YouTube.
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