How should you read Moby Dick: in an old paperback, or just pull it up on your tablet? Well, if you want to remember any of it, go with the paperback. A study published in the International Journal of Educational Research had found that people have better reading comprehension when using a book instead of a Kindle. Researchers gave fifty readers
Living in the 21st Century affords us amazing luxuries, particularly when it comes to accessing information. A high-speed Internet connection provides an infinite library of knowledge at one’s fingertips. Still, often missing in the haze of this age of hyper-availability are the personal connections made through exchange of the printed word. There’s something about holding a brand new paperback or
For more than 80 years, the wild investigative-journo adventures of Belgian boy reporter Tintin and his canine sidekick Snowy have captivated a wide range of international audiences — sometimes even North Americans! Excuse the snark, but for many on this continent, Tintin knowledge has been limited to grade-school French class desperation tactics (use comic books to trick kids into reading).
Amazon is great, but there’s something about selecting your next beach read from a real bookstore. Actually, there are a few things: the atmosphere, the quirky staff, the people-watching, the sections you otherwise wouldn’t browse (polar regions travel, anyone?) and the smell and feel of real-life page-turners. Here, our favourite spots to shop for books. MacLeod’s Visit this Vancouver institution