Book Signal and Publishing Noise

Reading Ted Striphas’ blog entry from last February, The Shannon and Weaver Model brings to mind another one of Shannon’s contributions to information theory, and…

Discovery, trust and bookstores

I was reading Peter Turner’s blog post Nobody Knows Anything—But Let’s Not Let That Stop Us this morning, in which he reviews some of his…

Blocked bookman

I’ve just been trying to visit Greg Gibson’s Ten Pound Island Book Company web site. Like most people, I used Google to find the site,…

1930s Bookstore access

Almost every week a web page announces the closure of another bookstore. This week we have Queen Anne in Seattle and Capital Comics in Raleigh,…