Today I nipped in after a work related meeting and, as usual, had a quick look at the computer books – only to discover there are really nothing more than two shelving units left of them in the shop – about a quarter of the shelf space when I was last in there (in the summer I’d guess).
- James Daunt: ‘Amazon are a ruthless, money-making devil, the consumer’s enemy’ (independent.co.uk)
- Women Dominate the 2012 Waterstones 11 (littlewordsreview.wordpress.com)
- French-style tax breaks are not the way to save the UK’s small bookshops | Philip Jones (guardian.co.uk)
- Waterstone’s managing director discusses books and Waterstone’s e-reader (teleread.com)
- Readings (earthatdawn.wordpress.com)
- Queues outside bookshops (seeninthestreet.wordpress.com)
- Piccadilly Circus, London, Summer 2009 (anamishmennoniteonline.wordpress.com)
- Books I (mikepitts.wordpress.com)
The great British distaste for science goes on.
In a central London bookshop today I noticed that the only science books on sale were the ones badged as “popular science”: bad luck if you wanted something more in depth.
- Best Science Books 2010: Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books [Confessions of a Science Librarian] (scienceblogs.com)
- A New Kind Of Science by Stephen Wolfram (stellzz.wordpress.com)
- Shaving Cream Cursive Day (gottschalkclass.wordpress.com)