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London Bookstores Go Rogue as No Wi-Fi Zones

“What do literary tourists look for when they visit the British Isles? Often it’s the quaint, old-fashioned bookshops that provide the perfect excuse to browse uninterrupted and to disconnect from the world. Until recently, the trend for barista-made coffee and high-speed Wi-Fi was considered by some in the city’s bookish crowd to be ruining London’s centuries-old tradition of disconnected browsing.” (via The New York Times)

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OverDrive helps Cityread London book club go digital

“OverDrive is excited to announce that we have teamed up with Cityread London for the first time to get this year’s featured book, Ten Days by Gillian Slovo, in eBook format for local public library authorities. Cityread London is an annual celebration of literature that aims to bring reading to life for the whole capital. Each April, Cityread asks London’s citizens, workers and visitors to pick up a book – the same book – and read it together.” (via OverDrive Blogs)

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Book swaps at London tube and train stations ‘a good idea’, says Johnson

The Guardian – “London mayor agrees to look into creating a network for sharing books at capital’s stations in time for 2012 Olympics”

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Boris Johnson launches digital London database

WebUser – “Reams of information about London life is to be made available to the public for the first time in an online database.”

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