Tuesday, April 6, 2010

How Green is an E-reader?

We librarians tend to be quite interested in the e-reader phenomenon, wherein a single, electronic handheld device can store thousands of books. Recently we caught wind of an interesting article analyzing the environmental impacts of both books and e-readers in an attempt the answer this question:

Which option is more environmentally friendly and has fewer human impacts?

It's all very interesting, and happily (for us) the authors end the article this way: "All in all, the most ecologically virtuous way to read a book starts by walking to your local library."

photo from flickr user goXunuReviews.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Fiction readers, start (or rev) your engines!

For all the fiction fans out there, next week is BIG in terms of fiction releases. Check out the list of books coming up here, and start placing those holds!