May 14, 2000 |
Toting around a clumsy paperback is a daily chore for Esther Sears, who gobbles up a few pages here and there every time she can - even during her routine walks to and from the bank on Route 45. But with the recent introduction of electronic books, or e-books, at the Gloucester County Library where Sears works, the 51-year-old business office clerk can carry around a small hand-held gadget and access up to five books at once. "I think it's great," Sears said. "I can't think of anything better than to go to the Internet, download whatever books you want, and have five books in one place.