Quote 23 Apr 64 notes
I love printed books but other than our sentimentality, why do we have them? Beauty, accessibility to the less fortunate, endurance throughout time. All good reasons. Let’s put those forward and stop being saps about how books smell and feel. Books are vehicles for storytelling, not house pets.
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Countdown to the Muse: Micro-Interview 8 (Kevin Smokler) | grub street daily

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There is one - and as far as I can tell, only one - useful aspect of the “smell of the book” argument for printed material. That is, I can immediately discount anything else that person has to say on the subject of books, printed or otherwise.

This quote accurately captures some of the legitimate pro-print arguments. Let’s have the conversation start there.

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