Deenah Vollmer on the “new breed of game-like book experiences (or are they book-like game experiences?)” on display at the Frankfurt Book Fair: http://nyr.kr/QrTjBH
Photograph by Hannelore Foerster/Getty.
Who is that? Why, it’s legendary musician Pete Townshend hanging out with the NYPL’s own Paul Holdengraber in our historic 42nd Street building last night. Pete was here to discuss his new book Who Am I? (check it out of the Library here) as part of our LIVE from the NYPL series. He said many amazing things - here’s just a small example: when asked to describe his life in seven words last night, Pete said, “I run a store. I have customers.” Gotta love it. He also performed a little bit (video to come, fans). Do you love programming like this? Become a Friend of the Library (for as little as $40 a year!) and get discounts on tickets, advanced sales, etc.
Photo Credit: Jori Klein
such perfect and wonderful women
How much fun was this! I’d love to have dinner with these two.
Do you borrow e-books from your library?
12% of readers of e-books borrowed an e-book from the library in the past year. But a majority of Americans do not know that this service is provided by their local library.
- 62% of Americans ages 16+ (& 58% of library card holders) don’t know if their library lends e-books.
- 58% of Americans ages 16+ have a library card; 69% say the library is important to their family and them
- 32% of e-book borrowers say the selection at their library is good, 18% say it’s very good, & 16% say it’s excellent
We’ve got tons more on libraries, publishers, and e-books in our brand new report today, including info on where people discover and get their books, how book-borrowing habits are changing, and why some people don’t borrow e-books from libraries.
Books, baked goods, & babes.
How epic is this! natoinbrooklyn is doing a talk at the NYPL about his new book, Baked elements: our ten favorite ingredients. Check out his bakery (aptly named “Baked”), and check him out. This photo, taken in the NYPL Reading Room is amazing.
Yup, the talk is happening on August 13 at 6:30pm at Mid-Manhattan Library. Do come!
Some of us in the office were lucky enough to sample the treats brought for the photo shoot, and they were delicious…