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Of the writing, buying & reading of books there is no end

If you don’t love books; buying them, looking at them, smelling them and even on occasion reading them, then this article is not for you. The book occupies a special place in the history of civilisation. It is a very adaptable piece of technology and has been the dominant vehicle to transmit information for the last 600 years. It is a repository of knowledge, of stories, of faith, of hope. As Neil Gaiman puts it, Books are the way that we communicate with the dead. The way that we learn lessons from…

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The death of the book has been greatly exaggerated

Not so long ago bookshops were closing almost as fast as churches. It seemed like the Kindle was going to kill the book and the internet or the X-box was going to kill reading. That might still happen but as it turns out paper technology is far more resilient and reading is as vital as ever. As Alexandra Alter writes in the New York Times, “the digital apocalypse never arrived, or at least not on schedule. While analysts once predicted that e-books would overtake print by 2015, digital sales have…

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