The book beyond the book

December 28, 2011
Bartleby the Scrivener

Bartleby the Scrivener, published by Melville House

Melville House has introduced a new series, HybridBooks, to meld the e-reading and traditional book cultures, New York Times Bits reports.

The Hybrids are “enhanced print books” with nothing inside but a short classic text. The last page directs readers to a Web site, where they will find, for example, an 1852 map of lower Manhattan, a recipe, excepts from Emerson and Thoreau, and similar material.