The Social Context of Reading: Five Questions for Bob Stein

I first learned about The Institute for the Future of the Book while working on a magazine assignment that eventually became this piece for The Millions. In getting to know Bob Stein, his colleagues and the projects they championed I …

Math Book Chic

This weekend I packed five grocery bags of books to sell/donate. It’s always a bit sad to let go of books, but life needs a bit of order now and then. I have a strange relationship with physical books, especially …

What Do You Think of Illustrated E-books?

You’re reading this, so on some level you consider yourself a visual person. On sublime spring afternoons, you sit through long, foreign films; when out to dinner you comment on the design of restaurant menus; you critique the composition of …