I love this window in The Strand, a used bookstore whose aisles I used to haunt when I was in grad school:

 

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real books
Source: flickr

 

Even if Jeff Bezos won’t buy you, its possible to fight back with a clever advertising campaign. The Strand notes that Real Books are:

Priced lower than eBooks

No Software Upgrades Needed

Take off and Landing Approved

No Batteries Required

Anti-Glare! Great for Outdoors

Brilliant !

via boingboing

 

 

Category: Books, Digital Media, Technology

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4 Responses to “Real Books . . .”

  1. MikeNY says:

    Testify! I love The Strand, too. And one of the great things about SF, of all places, is the old-school bookstores still scattered about the town.

    They will pry the last dead-tree book from my cold, dead hands.

  2. isolde100 says:

    Another advantage of paper books: they don’t get stolen when you leave them on your beach towel.

  3. dream-king says:

    Some more features:

    “First-Sale Doctrine Optimized”

    “Shareable Outside Publisher’s Customer Base”

    “DRM resistant”

  4. MayorQuimby says:

    The very next door takes you upstairs to their rare book department. It is a must see if you are interested in old photography, art or science books (or if you are a collector of course).