Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sign of the times

We like books.

We like to hold them, page through them and feel their heft. Each has its own personality.

With the onset of e-reading many are choosing to discard the uniqueness of a printed book in exchange for a digital library.

For book collectors the future appears bright. As more books get downloaded onto plastic display screens, printed titles become more scarce. Especially those signed by the author.

If you are not buying books in bookstores, you are not going where the signed copies are.

Of course, you can always track down your favorite authors and have them sign your e-reader, but for our money that doesn't seem like a good use of time.

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