Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Seventh book

We spent Friday night at the B&N at Old Orchard shopping center. They closed the store to prevent fire safety violations to any more people entering at about 11PM. WE were all ready in there, and we got our copy. I just wanted the kids to participate in the social phenomenon of a book, closing a bookstore.

Leah finished it off at about 2PM Saturday. I'm about half through at this point. One interesting aspect is the "green" publishing put into effect around the Harry potter series.

"Production of the book spurred the development of 32 new ecological papers, six for Potter exclusively, and prompted 300 publishers to adopt new environmental policies, according to Markets Initiative, a Vancouver-based environmental group.

Publishers in 16 countries -- including the U.S., U.K., and Canada -- are printing the book on "Ancient Forest Friendly or eco-friendly papers," whereas only one did so back in 2003.

Publishing the English-language editions of the latest book alone on eco-friendlier paper have resulted in a savings of 197,685 trees -- an area about 2.5 times the size of Central Park -- and reduced greenhouse-gas emissions by 7.9 million kilograms, Markets Initiative reports."

from Gristmill

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