This Beijing Subway Now Has A Library Of Free E-Books For Passengers

Riders can stop playing Angry Birds and download something a bit more enriching.On the subway in Beijing, as in most cities with underground Wi-Fi connections, commuters usually spend their rides mindlessly staring at their phones, scrolling through emails or playing games. But now riders on one metro line have another option: With a scan of a QR code inside the train car, they can access a library of free ebooks.Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

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Cameron Williams, a former staffer at Chattanooga Public Library and a local Black Lives Matter activist, has been fired from his library job three months after being accused of “improperly” burning books written by Donald Trump and Ann Coulter. In December, as the Chattanooga Times Free Press... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Tired of buying airport books? These airports are installing Little Free Libraries.

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Excellent Little Free Library Book Labels, Stickers, and Stamps

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Little Free Library Marks a Decade of Book Sharing

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Libraries Offer Free—Readable—E-book Version of 'The Mueller Report'

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