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Future of Reading

I Don't Want Your E-Books, Thanks Very Much

Sarah Convissar | Posted 04.08.2014 | Teen
Sarah Convissar

There is something about holding a book and being able to turn the pages that I find comforting. In today's 21st century, books may become obsolete. For me that's something I find scary.

New Movie Examines Future Of Reading

Posted 04.24.2013 | Home

First published at “As long as there is a good story, there will be a book,” says Vivienne Roumani, a former librarian and di...

Philip Roth On The Future Of Reading

Posted 03.25.2013 | Home

Does Philip Roth like ebooks? The video above provides the (perhaps unsurprising) answer: no. As we've mentioned before, a new Philip Roth PBS doc...

Worried About the "Death" of Books? Then Give More as Holiday Gifts

Steve Kettmann | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home
Steve Kettmann

Books are not going to die, not so long as there are people.

How Reading Can Survive In The Modern Age

FutureBook | Posted 08.02.2011 | Home

Last week, a consortium of Dutch publishers unveiled the so called "delay app", which allows the reader to choose a story to read while waiting....

Reading Isn't In Decline, But Difficult And Good Reading Is

Telegraph | Harry Mount | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When people -- adults as well as children -- spend hours on email or Facebook, they are in fact reading a huge amount. The problem is, it is usually s...

The Future of Reading: Learning From the Past to Thrive in the Future

Steve Haber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steve Haber

To truly open the future of books and reading, consumers must be freed from proprietary devices and formats. We owe it to those who came before us to bring access to as many as possible.

Why New Books Don't Sell on the Kindle: The Price of the Intangible

Chip O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chip O'Brien

The cost of an e-book has become such a point of contention because it makes distinct something we haven't had to distinguish until now: the price of content, independent from its medium.

Vook: The Future Of Reading?

The Washington Post | Monica Hesse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Is a hybrid book our future? Maybe. "As discourse moves from printed pages to network screens, the dominant mode will be things that are multi-modal a...

Reading, Now and Then

Robert Darnton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Darnton

In trying to make out The Case for Books, I've found myself circling round the mysteries of reading, past, present, and future.