People in Queens, N.Y. will be able to use tablets for free starting next week. Google donated 17,000 Nexus 7 tablets to the New York State Community Action Association, and Queens Library received 5,000 of those units. The library is going to lend the tablets to library card- customers starting Nov. 20. The tablets will [...]

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For Holocaust survivor Peter Kubicek, 83, the thought of Amazon selling Nazi-denialist books makes him sick to this stomach. He’s taking his protest straight to the top at Amazon, and he was recently interviewed on Canadian television about his protest. A resident of Queens, N.Y., Kubicek is an active Internet reader and news surfer. When [...]

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From Kodiak to Key West, Concord to Carlsbad, Grand Forks to Galveston, in 6,200 towns and cities across America, more than 25,000 World Book Night U.S. volunteers will go out and personally hand out a half million free books to new or light readers on one day: April 23, 2013.

The digitization of books has facilitated the rerelease of a spate of nonfiction works years or decades after their initial publication, and in some cases the common interpretation of their subject matter has evolved or changed significantly.

Melville House confronted this situation with its decision to reissue in December a 1964 book by A. M. Rosenthal, “Thirty-Eight Witnesses: The Kitty Genovese Case.” The book was originally released just months after the murder in March 1964 of 28-year-old Catherine Genovese, known as Kitty…

 The Queen's speech will be released as a free download for Kindle straight after being broadcast at 3pm on Christmas day. So no need to rush your lunch, you can peruse at your leisure while in a turkey-induced daze. It's an exclusive deal with the Kindle being the only e-book reader to get the text, the BBC reports. Though the transcript will be available on the British Monarchy's Facebook page, as well as its official website.

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