ATG Quirkies: Downloading the Classics During the Morning Commute?

Photo by Helder da Rocha via flickr

Photo by Helder da Rocha via flickr

Admittedly, US – Russian relations are not the best right now but here is something that they are doing we might consider adopting. The Moscow metro is opening a virtual library of Russian classical literature for downloading during the morning commute. “More than 100 canonical Russian books have been made available for commuters to download for free on train platforms, where scanning a code with a smartphone or tablet allows users to browse the library’s virtual shelves.”

As John Riley suggests maybe we could offer some local flavor and “have free Emily Dickinson in Amherst and free Poe in Baltimore.”

And maybe local public libraries could play a role!

( The source of all ATG Quirkies is John Riley of Gabriel Books)

 

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