Amazon’s Bookstore: No Coffee, No browsing, Not a lot of fun…

The New York Times takes a look round Amazon’s newly opened brick and mortar store. No coffee, no cash, very little browsing and data mining used to direct customers to the most popular titles. It all sounds very slick and high-tech but not like any bookshop we’d want to bother with.

 

Source: At Amazon’s Bookstore, No Coffee but All the Data You Can Drink – The New York Times

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The Book

In 2013 Keith Houston published a terrific book on typography called Shady Characters. Not only was it a fascinating account of the origins of common (and not so common) characters but it was also beautifully designed and typeset. I’m pleased to see Keith has a new book coming up in August about the book itself titled, obviously enough, The Book. From the shots on the website, it looks every bit as interesting and as beautiful as Shady Characters.

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