“I can’t fathom reading a book without tactile sensations of turning pages and smelling paper,” I wrote 10 years ago. I feel the same today.
I’m not alone.
“The book lover loves to have a record of what they’ve read, and it’s about signaling to the rest of the world. It’s about decorating your home, it’s about collecting, I guess, because people are completists aren’t they, they want to have that to indicate about themselves.”Meryl Halls, managing director of the UK Booksellers Association
When the coronavirus crisis hit American cities and towns, I thought about ordering a Kindle. I went as far as browsing the Amazon catalog and comparing features.
It was a fleeting thought.