- Kelly O
- Seattle loves books enough to support smart, forward-thinking bookstores like Ada's Technical Books, and there's a whole new generation of physical-book-lovers coming of age.
2. In other good book news, Nielsen released survey results about teenagers and e-book use last week. They found that though "younger readers are open to e-books as a format, teens continue to express a preference for print that may seem to be at odds with their perceived digital know-how." They buy e-books, but they generally prefer print books, by a fairly large margin. This is yet another sign that e-book market dominance is a long way off, if it's coming at all. E-book adoption rate, which used to be stratospheric, is leveling out, and the next generation of book buyers don't seem to be in any rush to give up physical media in favor of files that they don't really own. Physical booksellers don't seem to be in the same kind of peril from e-books that record stores suffered from the rise of the mp3.
(Thanks to Slog tipper Clinton for the New York Times link.)