Mediabistro’s AppSlap show just took a look at Citia, a new iPad app that works to “reorganize and condense existing works of serious nonfiction.”

You can explore the app in the video embedded above, guided by SocialTimes staff writer Devon Glenn. but here’s more about the tool:

Using professional writers, editors, designers, and programmers—in partnership with major publishers such as Penguin, Perseus, and O’Reilly—we reorganize and condense existing works of serious nonfiction. We are making books easier to sample, navigate, and share. And when you discover one you love, we hope you’ll buy the original (just flip a card to purchase our titles, in any format).