I found an interesting article from The Star Tribune about the future of books and bookshelves, especially in the home. One home library owner lamented, "I hope we never live to see the day that books are eliminated from the home." Me, too.
Another quote from the article:
Home builders are still putting in bookshelves, and people are still accessorizing with books, said Marie Meko, a designer with Gabberts Design Studio. But clients are increasingly selective about what goes on the shelves, she said. "People want books that look nice, not just paperbacks. Not just rows of books, like in old libraries. We're not piling them on shelves."
She obviously hasn't met me yet.
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How about you? Are you a "piler" like me? How many books/bookshelves do you have in your home? Do you prefer reading one type of book (digital or physical) over another? What is your opinion about the idea of the physical book being an "endangered species"? Please leave a comment.