At the moment that we persuade a child to cross that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better.
- Barack Obama (via bibliophilebunny)
Everyone obviously loves an independent bookstore, but I’d argue that bookstores like these do even more than just welcome literary minds who like small business. They can literally be life preservers, a place for people young and old to feel welcome in the world, an important space beyond the private comfort that reading a book alone in your room can bring.
If you think of someone enough, you’re sure to meet them again.
- Haruki Murakami, Samsa in Love (via catsgomao)
E-books are in the later stages of the innovation curve and have settled into reasonably predictable consumption patterns. The likelihood of future growth will, in part, depend on improving the value perception of e-books among less committed users.
Bibliophile on We Heart It