In E-Book Era, You Can’t Even Judge a Cover (NY Times)

… With a growing number of people turning to Kindles and other electronic readers, and with the Apple iPad arriving on Saturday, it is not always possible to see what others are reading or to project your own literary tastes.

You can’t tell a book by its cover if it doesn’t have one.


One thought on “In E-Book Era, You Can’t Even Judge a Cover (NY Times)

  1. E-readers are very convenient, but they are missing two essential aspects of a BOOK: one, you can pass it along to a friend, and, two, the sensuous experience of holding a book while you crawl into the world depicted in its pages. I guess I’ll cave one day and get one, but any book I really love I’ll want sitting in my bookcase.

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