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The book industry is changing at digital speed. This compendium of more than three hundred quotations reminds us that centuries of treasured tradition are threatened by our current obsessions with e-books and other gadgets."A room without books is a body without a soul." Cicero"If you go into a room filled with books, even without taking them down from their shelves, they ...more
Hardcover, 136 pages
Published April 28th 2011 by Pushcart Press, The (first published April 23rd 2011)
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Andres
Fun collection of quotes, split into three sections (Books, Readers, Writers), random for the most part but there are little clusters of similarly themed quotes here and there.

Quotes range from a single sentence to a full paragraph, from the well known to the newly shown (at least to me).

There are 2 repeats (a Clifton Fadiman quote on pages 55 and 69; a John Ruskin quote on page 25 and 49, though one quote is a longer, differently worded version of the other), and one quote by Maurice Sendak (on
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Dean
If you enjoy the physicality of holding and reading a book, the act of reading itself and the various nuances of writing, editing, selling books and book crafting - then you'll enjoy this one - a smallish book filled with great quotes that captures the joy of the medium.
Michele Mueller
This book is for the bibliophile, the lover of all things reading and writing. It is a collection of quotes from famous people, mostly authors, who share their thoughts on the love of the printed word. A great gift for anyone who is part of the literary scene.
Becky
A great collection of quotations covering books, writers, readers, publishers, poets and more.
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“Here's what an e-reader is. A battery operated slab, about a pound, one half-inch thick, perhaps an aluminum border, rubberized back, plastic, metal, silicon, a bit of gold, plus rare metals such as columbite-tantalite (Google it) ripped from the earth, often in war-torn Africa. To make one e-reader requires 33 pounds of minerals, plus 79 gallons of water to produce the battery and printed writing and refine the minerals. The production of other e-reading devices such as cell phones, iPads and whatever new gizmo will pop up (and down) in the years ahead is similar. "The adverse health impacts from making one e-reader are estimated to be 70 times greater than those for making a single book," says the Times. Then you figure that the one hundred million e-readers will be outmoded in short order--to be replaced by one hundred million new and improved devices in the years ahead that will likewise be replace by new models ad infinitum, and you realize an environmental disaster is at hand.” 1 likes
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