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City Trains Become E-Book Libraries

(Image: CNTV)

In the capital city of China, train rides may become a lot less boring. The Beijing Metro Transportation Railway and the National Library are making e-books easily available. Passengers with smartphones can scan QR codes to download e-books to read on their commutes. PSFK explains:

Beijing’s program takes cues from other cities like New York who have their own versions of underground libraries. In 2013, students of Miami Ad School devised a way for subway riders to read the first 10 pages of popular books using near field communication (NFC) technology. The idea is that readers could get a preview and then discover the nearest library location that carries the title.

-via Pop-Up City


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