You Read Better in Paper Than on a Kindle

You Read Better in Paper Than on a Kindle

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

Indie Bookstores in Calgary

Indie Bookstores in Calgary

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

Best Books: Tintin and Beyond

Best Books: Tintin and Beyond

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).

Better Bookstores in Vancouver

Better Bookstores in Vancouver

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

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