Why Books Aren’t Commodities, And Never Will Be

Staying Awake: Notes on the Alleged Decline of Reading, published in the February 2008 issue of Harper’s, is the best explanation we’ve ever read of why books simply are not suitable vehicles for making anybody rich. The article was written by one of the world’s most articulate and persuasive writers, Ursula le Guin. If you’re going to read only one screed this year about the value of books and book-reading, let it be this one.

Found as a link in a comment (written by Casey Bisson) to the blogpost Will Books Survive? A Scorecard, which we found at Stephen’s Lighthouse


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