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  • Kindles are ditched for paperbacks
  • Kindles are ditched for paperbacks
    Chris Wieland (2012) ©

Kindles are ditched for paperbacks

Are we ditching e-readers for paperbacks? The pros and cons for e-readers over paper books revolve around the sentimental, tactile value of physical books versus the practicality of e-readers. Have we picked a side? 2015 figures show that the paperback might be killing the kindle.



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  • Read your Kindle in a bookless library Read your Kindle in a bookless library

    A third of Americans now own an e-reader, and e-reading has become a more common than picking up a paperback. Universities like Florida Polytechnic are embracing the de-materialisation trend by opening libraries which offer no physical books and instead houses 135,000 e-books.