Rent a book on your Kindle?

According to The Telegraph, Amazon is currently in talks with publishers to launch a digital book rental service similar to Netflix. For an annual fee readers will have access to a huge number of ebooks. Sounds like another nail in the coffin for both the traditional printed book and the library service as we know it….

Colwyn Bay bookshop to become a library

Swanlake Bookshop in Colwyn Bay is set to become a library. The shop’s owner Dr Sibani Roy is concerned about the impact on the community of council cost-cutting and library closures and is working with the North Wales Association for Multicultural Integration on how to create this new library. It’s an intriguing idea and I wonder if this could become a new way for independent booksellers to save their ailing businesses.