For all of you out there who are worried that the physical book will disappear, please read this recent article from Time Magazine.
According to reporter Matt Peckham, sales of physical books did, in fact, decline in 2012 — but only by 1 percent. Fiction physical books, on the other hand, rose 3 percent.
Children’s books — which don’t render well on the screen — enjoyed the greatest growth in physical form.
But if you’re not convinced, here are a few photos of my students reading real, actual, physical books. Full disclosure: Some of these photos are of former students, and it’s entirely possible that they’ve migrated completely over to e-readers since I taught them. But I don’t think so!