Whether you’re devouring Henry James or E.L. James, the fact remains that you want your reading experience to be ideal.
Here, three new technological innovations that make being a book lover easier than ever:
NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight If we had one complaint about the first few generations of e-readers, it was the inability to read in the dark. Barnes and Noble’s newest NOOK model ($135) corrects this oversight with the introduction of a warm, adjustable backlight. Just think how many lights-on-or-off arguments such technology will avert.
Audiobooks.com Like Netflix for movies or Spotify for songs, this just-launched service allows unlimited streaming of more than 11,000 audio books for $25 a month. Because the tomes live in the cloud, you don’t have to deal with downloading, plus you can access your library on any Wi-Fi-enabled device and pick up reading exactly where you left off.
1DollarScan Short on shelf space but not ready to entirely part with your old art-history books? Ship them off to this space-minded company, which will scan the contents ($1 per 100 pages) and send you a replica PDF via download or DVD. Just be sure you don’t need the books back; 1DollarScan cuts the spines and recycles the pages.