Digest: All books, all the time

Monday, March 15th, 2010 @ 10:00 am | Books, Digest

Craig Mod’s essay “Books in the Age of the iPad” is probably the best thing I’ve read about the future of the book in a little while. Very well thought out and lots to digest. Hint, magazine and newspaper folks, it’s relevant to you too.

Excerpt:

As the publishing industry wobbles and Kindle sales jump, book romanticists cry themselves to sleep. But really, what are we shedding tears over?

We’re losing the throwaway paperback.
The airport paperback.
The beachside paperback.

Russell Smith laments for the bookshelf, and frankly if people’s libraries were to start shrinking I would too.

The New Yorker’s Book Bench blog asks a bunch of people what they’re reading.

Finally if you want to mix-up your March Madness with a little bit of literature… BAM! This year’s The Morning News Tournament of Books is on. I’ve got my giant foam hand in the air for Let The Great World Spin.

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