The Drone-resistant Bookstore

Staffers at Inklings Bookshop, Yakima, Wash., reacted to the prediction that Amazon will eventually deliver packages via drone by hanging one over the store’s registers with a sign:

WE ARE NOT DRONES

They hope, as Susan Richmond put it in Shelf Awareness, that the drones will act “as a conversation starter for our smart, independent employees who are far from drones. We have 12 employees on our payroll who live in the community, support the economy and pay taxes and are excellent at helping customers face to face.”
 
She added that the store is also using the drone “to highlight the fact that 95% of the books we order every day are in the store the next day around noon and the whole experience for our customer is bracketed by delightful exchanges with real human beings every step of the way.”

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My 15 books in pictures

The other day I responded to naming “15 books you’ve read that will always stick with you.”

I still have most of the ones I named on hand, some obviously very well read. The pictures aren’t quite, shall we say, professional quality, but here they are.

My books and I15 books tower

 

 

 

My list here

 

 

 

 

 

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Scots libraries turned into works of art
 
Library muralRogue One created the art work for Bonnybridge Library. Picture by Rob MacDougall

Library art

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Sci-Fi’s Coolest Robots In One Gorgeous Poster

And androids and cyborgs of course. Made by illustrator Scott Park.

Robots poster

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IKEA Releases 100 Cats Into a Store and the Result is …

A herd of cats running around a furniture store completely unchecked? Bring on the mayhem! But that’s not what happened.

100 cats
Cat commercial

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Bertrand Russell’s 10 Commandments of Teaching

British philosopher, mathematician, historian, and social critic Bertrand Russell endures as one of the most intellectually diverse and influential thinkers in modern history, Maria Popova writes in the Daily Good.

His autobiography offers this remarkable micro-manifesto, entitled A Liberal Decalogue, a vision for responsibilities of a teacher, which includes: “Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.”

10 Commandments of Teaching

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Quote of the Day

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” ~ Bertrand Russell
 
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