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Monday, December 22, 2008

Making Books, André Bernard

One of the best descriptions on my feelings at this time of this year:
Yet I can't help thinking that as this year gasps its way to its merciful end, something terribly sad is happening, that a vague, general shift in the cultural landscape will alter how or what we read in some still indefinable way; that a quirky, creaky, financially insupportable business that in spite of itself produces that most desirable and perfect of objects -- the book -- is perishing, and that we are yet to fully feel the loss.

From The Washington Post on-line yesterday
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Emphasis mine


ammie said...

That's really beautiful and sad. My life would be so much less rich without books, both the words and the physical objects.

ShanaRose said...

Mine too. I don't buy into the end days ideas of publishing though. Maybe it's denial, because I prefer to read pages not screens, but I don't think I'm alone.