Despite the growth of e-readers and digital technology, New Yorkers are spending more time in libraries than ever.That's according to a new report out today from the Center for an Urban Future about the changing role of our city’s public libraries in the digital age. wnyc.
Lovers of ink and paper, take heart. Reports of the death of the printed book may be exaggerated. ... Half a decade into the e-book revolution, though, the prognosis for traditional books is suddenly looking brighter. Hardcover books are displaying surprising resiliency. The growth in e-book sales is slowing markedly. And purchases of e-readers are actually shrinking, as consumers opt instead for multipurpose tablets. It may be that e-books, rather than replacing printed books, will ultimately serve a role more like that of audio books—a complement to traditional reading, not a substitute. wsj.