The Boise Public Library added 850 books to its collection in November that you won’t find on the shelves.
These are the library’s first downloadable digital books, or e-books.
Library card holders can now access these e-books by computer from the library’s website, then transfer them to a variety of devices for easier reading, including the Nook, Literati Reader, Kobo eReader, Pandigital Novel and Sony Reader.
But you can’t read them on the Kindle, Amazon’s very popular e-reader. The bookseller prefers readers to buy its e-books.
Experts say e-readers have reached a tipping point, as prices for the devices have dropped (Nook selling for $149 at Barnes & Noble; Kobo as low as $119 at Borders).
They are expected to be big sellers this holiday season.
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