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Tom Swift: Long Live the Book

Tom Swift has a new blog posted titled Long Live the Book.

Tom SwiftOf course, I am not suggesting e-readers are a fad. In fact, except for when confronted by another doomsayer, I scarcely think them anymore than I think about other gadgets for which I have yet to acquire a use. I only want them to keep publishing paperbacks. I don’t want to look at a screen, however cleverly rendered that screen, than I already do.

The deep pleasure that comes from words on paper in a quiet room cannot be mimicked. If enough people value that experience — and not just those of us who learned to “do the Google” seemingly last week but also even those tech-savvy college kids (look, ma, hands!) — books will endure. Does it have to be either/or?

Discuss here or there.

Full house for ‘Coop’ author Michael Perry’s reading

Michael Perry, Jerry Bilek Michael Perry Tom Swift 
coopbookcoverJerry Bilek, owner of Monkey See Monkey Read, downtown Northfield’s last remaining bookstore, hosted a reading to a packed house at the Northfield Arts Guild last night by author Mike Perry. Perry’s new book, Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting, is out.  Local author Tom Swift (right photo) was on hand to help with on-site book sales.

Jerry hates Twitter and Facebook but Michael apparently sees merit in them. Follow Michael Perry on Twitter and visit his Facebook page.