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Amazon’s Kindle sponsoring National PTA reading program

The National PTA announced today that Amazon’s Kindle will be the exclusive sponsor of a new Family Reading Experience program that will encourage children to read.  The program is powered by Kindle and is based around free family activities both on books and e-books that improve the reading skills of children in kindergarten through fifth grade…. Read More

Seattle Central Library. Photo: Jeff Wilcox.

Hey, Seattle: We’re not quite as book smart as 8 years ago

Think of Seattle. And whether it’s Amazon.com or Elliott Bay Book Company or the amazing main Seattle library, reading is a core fabric of our society. Heck, even Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s dad was a librarian for the University of Washington. Blame the rain. People here love books, and reading. But are we slipping when it… Read More