Critical Linking: April 9, 2012


“All this to say: our collective memory of past is astoundingly inaccurate. Not only has the number of people reading not declined precipitously, it’s actually gone up since the perceived golden age of American letters.”

No bar graph has any right to make me as happy as this one did.


“It’s not up to the authors or the publishing houses to decide what the readers want anymore. It’s up to the readers to choose what they want to read and there’s a whole new world of ebooks and authors out there waiting to be discovered.”

It’s like Jasmine and Aladdin are on a carpet flying over a vast ocean of books.


Residents gather in the library of Toren condominium in downtown Brooklyn, one of a growing number of buildings with an in-house library.”

I hate moving. Really hate moving. But this article has me dreaming.


“New authors, building their customer base, need physical bookshops.”

I always hear this, but why is this the case?

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