Dec 23, 2011 @ 4:00:00 am
The Guggenheim's first e-books
The Guggenheim has become the first museum to issue an electronic exhibition catalogue, for the Maurizio Cattelan show. It's also making out-of-print publications available for online browsing, and an e-book version of the kid’s book I’d Like the Goo-Gen-Heim.
Have bestselling books gotten more expensive? At The Awl, Brent Cox looks at hardcover prices decade by decade, adjusting prices to 2011 dollar values. He finds that since 1951, “you can make a pretty strong argument that the adjusted price of a hardcover book has held constant, neither inflating or deflated, and that this price equals roughly thirty 2011 dollars.”
Here’s a last-minute gift idea: For ninety-five dollars, a website is offering a signed copy of a Salman Rushdie book (either Midnight’s Children, The Satanic Verses, or Luka and the Fire of Life
… full text available to registered users