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“Browse and Search” with cool new feature

McClelland & Stewart has introduced a cool new feature on their catalogue website that allows visitors to browse and even search through a book online.  This is the virtual equivalent of picking up a novel in the book store and flipping through its pages.  For TBLP, there are 35 “preview pages” including the title and copyright pages and the entire Prologue.  Then, the first page of each of the next 14 chapters are available to round out the 35 preview pages offered.  The controls are straight-forward and easy to use.  You can even “search” within the book and references will be listed, including those found in the entire novel but not visible in the preview pages.  I assume this feature is designed to close the gap further separating the in-store versus online book shopping experiences.  An interesting use of ever-advancing technology…

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