An end of books – Seth Godin

An end of books

Books, those bound paper documents, are part of an ecosystem, one that was perfect, and one that is dying, quickly.

“THE BOOKSTORE as we know it is doomed,…..The death of the bookstore is being caused by the migration to ebooks (it won’t take all books to become ‘e’, just enough to tip the scale) as well as the superior alternative of purchase and selection of books online.

Any single change happening in the world of “read-books” may not “kill a venerable information delivery and cultural touchstone like the book. But all of them together? “

I called this post, “An end” as opposed to “the end.” As always, we’ll reinvent. We still need ideas, and ideas need containers. We’ve developed more and more ways for those ideas to travel and to have impact, and now it’s up to us to figure out how to build an ecosystem around them.”

Re-blogged from: Seth’s Blog.

5 Replies to “An end of books – Seth Godin”

  1. The Books We’ve Lost – Charles Simic @ The New York Review of Books®

    “Used-book stores are disappearing in our day at an even greater rate than regular book stores. ……What made these stores, stocked with unwanted libraries of dead people, attractive to someone like me is that they were more indiscriminate and chaotic than public libraries and thus made browsing more of an adventure. …….After the demise of used-book stores and libraries, what are the chances that someone will come across a book” by “the forgotten writers” or “many serious works of philosophy, history, fiction, poetry, and all the other books collecting dust on their shelves?

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