Bye-Bye Bookstores

SVEN BIRKERTS – “The printed book—so we are assured by publishers and e-book mavens—is not going to disappear any time soon. It may already be giving up its long uncontested dominance, some of its cultural centrality, but these optimally designed artifacts will continue to park on shelves and unfold in laps for some time to come. What is disappearing, with the speed of ink drying on a folio leaf, is the public profile of books, our sense of their literal and symbolic presence. We have all seen what is happening to libraries, as increasing numbers of them put their funds to digital use, moving books up, up and away from what used to be the central ports of access—the reading rooms—to make more room for monitors.”

One Response to “Bye-Bye Bookstores”

  1. suraj
    September 5, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    NICE TO READ THE BLOG ABUT BYE BYE BOOKSTORES

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