Wednesday, March 2, 2011
We love old-fashioned books
Of course we love them. What else would you expect?
Here is a tribute to the long and glorious history of the printed word. Long may it live. Kindles and iPads may be all the rage but there's nothing like reading a good book with good old-fashioned paper pages. This video was made for the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair. We thought our book loving friends would enjoy it.
When publishers stop making traditional books (and they will eventually), the ones we love will be all the more valuable, won't they?
Friends tell us that though Kindles are certainly easy to read, the experience of reading a traditional book is far more satisfying.
Another thing they say: downloading a book to your electronic reader is a far less intriguing than poking around in a cluttered old bookstore and discovering a hidden treasure. That is a sentiment for which we are truly thankful.
If you love a good book, come to the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair. March 11-13, 2011 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Theme music in the video is by Kevin MacLeod.