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Large Print vs Regular Print

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun August 15th, 2010, 3:05 pm

[quote=""LoveHistory""]Yes, it will be fatter but think how impressed people would be to see you reading such an impressively sized tome. ;)

I'd get it too.[/quote]

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Post by SarahWoodbury » Sun August 15th, 2010, 4:30 pm

I too love my Kindle because I can up the font. But the large print in the 'large print' books is still a bit too large for me. I'm sure the day is coming, however . . .

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Post by Misfit » Sun August 15th, 2010, 4:43 pm

[quote=""SarahWoodbury""]I too love my Kindle because I can up the font. But the large print in the 'large print' books is still a bit too large for me. I'm sure the day is coming, however . . .[/quote]

The day will come, trust me. It happens to all of us :rolleyes: :o
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Post by princess garnet » Mon August 16th, 2010, 1:22 am

Someone raised large print books as a discussion thread on a library listserv that I subscribe. I can't remember the details; there was had something about availability for purchase.

At my library branch, large print books didn't go out so much.

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Post by Miss Moppet » Mon August 16th, 2010, 1:25 am

I've only once read a large print book - a French novel that wasn't available in normal sized print at the time.

I think fonts in general are getting larger, though.

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Post by Michy » Mon August 16th, 2010, 3:49 am

[quote=""Miss Moppet""]
I think fonts in general are getting larger, though.[/quote]

Maybe because the Baby Boomers are aging? :D Hey, we blame everything else on that, so why not? LOL

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Post by annis » Mon August 16th, 2010, 6:14 am

I've found that libraries often have copies of older titles which aren't available in ordinary print, in LP editions, which is handy. The print seems a bit strange at first, but you soon adapt, and actually when your eyes are tired at night it's really good.

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Post by chuck » Mon August 16th, 2010, 11:51 pm

I use to scoff at large print books....these days I'm enjoying them...

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