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Why Print Books Will Endure

Steven Petite | Posted 05.29.2014 | Home
Steven Petite

There is something about owning a physical book, holding it in your hands, feeling the paper in between your fingerers while turning the pages and experiencing the journey of a tale on real paper, not on a paper white screen or illuminated retina display.

Why I'm Switching To An eReader

Kathryn Ma | Posted 03.04.2014 | Home
Kathryn Ma

I began to play with my niece's Kindle every time she came over. I snuck peeks over strangers' shoulders on the subway and the bus. The text looked good; the portability handy. A horrible thought washed over me: I wanted one myself.

WATCH: 'Buffy' On Physical Books

Posted 01.11.2013 | Home

"Books smell... musty and rich. The knowledge gained from a computer... it has no texture." Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a cult must-watch for fans...

An Ode To Physical Books

Posted 11.26.2012 | Home

The following is excerpted from Joe Queenan's new book One for the Books: There are many sad and beautiful stories about books. After being banish...

Andrew Losowsky

The Fetishization Of The Printed Page | Andrew Losowsky | Posted 01.07.2013 | Home

Like physical books, ebooks have weight. A computer scientist at UC Berkeley calculated as much in 2011, finding that a 4GB ebook reader filled with 3...

Print vs. eBooks

Bethany Sales | Posted 12.25.2012 | Home
Bethany Sales

I thought long and hard after my first semester in Emerson's graduate Publishing program. My classes were interesting and my professors were incredibly experienced, but there was a hint of negativity in each article and newsletter that could not be denied.

28 Ways To Save Bookstores

Posted 08.10.2012 | Home

Real-world bookstores are suffering. We all know why. However, they are far from gone from our lives, and the iconic San Francisco bookstore Keple...

WATCH: Why Do Old Books Smell So Good?

Posted 04.11.2012 | Home

E-book sales may be on the rise, but some readers remain faithful to their physical novels. Is it the act of turning a page or the prospect of stumbli...

PHOTOS: The Weirdest Things Found In Books

Michael Popek | Posted 01.03.2012 | Home
Michael Popek

I started noticing treasures within the treasures -- little bits of random ephemera left inside books, often untouched for decades. I found family photos, old advertisements, letters and postcards, even some crumbs of food.

The Future of Printed Literature: A Digital Dilemma

Mia R. Benenate | Posted 10.17.2011 | Home
Mia R. Benenate

My prediction for the future of the printed word, is that it will become an article of rarity and reverence -- similar to fine art. I foresee the book becoming something like a Matisse or Picasso.

Will The Home Library Survive The Surge Of The eBook?

The Independent | Posted 08.20.2011 | Home

"I've not actually read any of them. I just love the bindings." So said the actress Davinia Taylor earlier this year when she decided to put her house...

Why You Should Read More Physical Books | By Jacob E. Osterhout | Posted 08.07.2011 | Home

There's a theory that independent bookstores can't survive in the age of digital tomes....

What Is A Book? Book Publishers Can't Answer The Question

paidContent:UK | Robert Andrews | Posted 07.13.2011 | Home

The book publishing sector has woken up to the revolution that is now beginning to quickly redefine it - and is falling over itself to stake out unfam...

UPDATED: Bookstore Obituaries

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As the year comes to a close, we're all slammed with hoards of "best of" lists -- Best Books, Best Kids Books, Best Cook Books, etc. On top of that, ...