At the Bookshelf we are purveyors of information. The amount of choice that we offer stifles even the most avid readers, and we are a curated, small, independent bookstore. We are an intitial grounded and tangible version of the Internet, a bricks and mortar bookstore.
In his book The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood, James Gleick examines the history of information, how we got to where we are, and where we are going. It is a dense yet facinating book. If you are concerned about how people are becoming "experts at willynilly," frustrated with how research is done in the age of Wikipedia, blogs, and Facebook, or just fascinated by information, it is a must read. Check out the reviews in the Globe and Mail and The New York Times.