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What We Talk About When We Talk About Books

By Leah Price

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Why this makes a great gift

A book is one of the most thoughtful and personal gifts; they give that extra personal touch, they communicate “this made me think of you”, and in the end, isn’t that what gifts are all about? Books can have the ability to transport us to a whole new world wherever we are, they can tell a million different stories for a million different people. Allow the creatives loved ones in your life to settle in and use their imagination to get lost within the pages of this book that is sure to inspire.

Product Description

Reports of the death of reading are greatly exaggerated. Do you worry that you''ve lost patience for anything longer than a tweet? If so, you''re not alone. Digital-age pundits warn that as our appetite for books dwindles, so too do the virtues in which printed, bound objects once trained us: the willpower to focus on a sustained argument, the curiosity to look beyond the day''s news, the willingness to be alone. The shelves of the world''s great libraries, though, tell a more complicated story. examining the wear and tear on the books that they contain, english professor Leah Price finds scant evidence that a golden age of reading ever existed. From the dawn of mass literacy to the invention of the paperback, most readers already skimmed and multitasked. Print-era doctors even forbade the very same silent absorption now recommended as a cure for electronic addictions. The evidence that books are dying proves even scarcer. In encounters with librarians, booksellers and activists who are reinventing old ways of reading, Price offers fresh hope to bibliophiles and literature lovers alike.

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