Inside Oodi, Helsinki’s New Flagship Library: Critical Linking, February 28, 2019

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VISITORS TO Oodi (meaning “ode”), Helsinki’s new central library, will find few books on its shelves: since it opened in December, a staggering 70% of the 100,000-odd collection has been borrowed. “The children’s section was left completely bare,” says Anna-Maria Soininvaara, the library’s director. Around 420,000 people, equivalent to roughly 60% of the city’s population, visited the library in its first month. On a Tuesday afternoon, the building is heaving.

This library impresses me the more and more I learn about it

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The late Michael Crichton’s literary archive and production company has authorized a sequel to his breakthrough novel “The Andromeda Strain.”

HarperCollins Publishers announced Tuesday that “The Andromeda Evolution” will come out Nov. 12. The book will be a collaboration between science fiction author Daniel H. Wilson and CrichtonSun LLC., for which the author’s widow, Sherri Crichton, serves as CEO.

Huh

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The small independent press Valancourt Books has been in operation since 2005 with one goal: Bringing long-forgotten books back into print in order to allow a new generation to rediscover them. In April, Valancourt is launching a new limited series of five neglected paperback horror novels from the 70s and 80s that encapsulates their mission.

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