The book is a human desire to create lasting records. The stone is the most ancient form of writing, but wood is the closest to the form of a book. The words biblos and liber first meant "fiber inside of a tree." In Chinese, the character that means book is an image of a tablet of bamboo.
Even with the popularity of online newspapers and e-books, nothing can replace the "feeling" a book has, and I think it never will. Enjoy these book-related innovations and then think about curling up with a good novel yourself.
30 Innovations Inspired by Books
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30 INNOVATIONS INSPIRED BY BOOKS
Published: Feb 16, 2009