The end of the print run for Encyclopaedia Britannica

244 years after it was first published in 1786 here in Edinburgh, the Encyclopaedia Britannica has taken the decision to cease producing printed versions of the 32 volume set.

For the love of a bookshop – the closure of another independent bookshop.

Appleby’s Bookshop in Morpeth, Northumberland is closing its doors for the last time. An official statement from the shop’s mailing list stated:  Dear All, As you may or may not be aware, as of… Continue reading

Agumented Reality in Book Format

The blurring of lines between print and digital media is increasingly important in today’s digital-orientated world. On the face of things, this latest offering from Siglio Press seems like nothing more than a… Continue reading

2012: A Year of Books

The premise is a simple one. This year I intend to record every book I read from 1st January 2012 to 31st December 2012. I want to find out how much I read… Continue reading

Fun at the National Library

During October, the National Library of Scotland held an exhibition on Banned Books. I went a long and was amazed at some of the titles that have been banned, censored or challenged over… Continue reading

Learning to be a publisher

A fresh blog, a fresh start in Scotland and lots of work to do. I embarked on an MSc in Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University at the start of September and I’m really… Continue reading

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