Librarians are warriors for literacy and freedom of speech and the most reliable book buyers today. When a book is on a library shelf it’s part of their collection and is not going to be returned to the publisher as titles in a bookstore may be after a few months. They also support local authors so you should introduce yourself the next time you are at the library. 

The Pocketbook Ultra is the newest e-reader on the market and it breaks a ton of conventions. It has a rear facing 5 megapixel camera and page turn buttons that are on the back of the unit. Readers will dig the six inch e-ink Carta touchscreen display, which will provide faster page turns and less full page refreshes. Today, we check out the Ultra and give you a sense on what the commercial packaging looks like and finally we power it on for the first time.

“A forest has been planted in Norway,which will supply paper for a special anthology of books to be printed in one hundred years’ time. Between now and then, one writer every year will contribute a text, with the writings held in trust, unpublished, until 2114.”

Scottish artist, Katie Paterson, has already chosen a time capsule for this unusual experiment: The Deichmanske public library in Oslo. And she already has her first contributor: the Canadian author Margaret Atwood, who is known for her speculative fiction.