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ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Library, Bangladesh, Polan sarkar, Books

A bringer of light: In an age of Internet book challenges, why we must remember a modest Bangladeshi man

For 30 years, Polan Sarkar remained the 'walking library' for villagers who had to drop out of school for financial reasons. But who could read books, thanks to Polan.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Reading, Library, Kindle, Physical book

Why we must not let physical books die

Physical books are up against a powerful, endlessly seductive force: tech culture.