Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

eReaders vs Real Books.

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The arguments against eReaders and in favour of books are just extensions of the argument against amazon.com and in favour of independent bookstores. The points that people raise about the value of physical books are not incorrect, just as the points they raised about the value of brick and mortar stores are valid ones. The problem isn't that people don't think bookstores (and books) are valuable. The problem is that the tradeoff might be worth it.

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Joey Comeau

Joey Comeau is the author of Overqualified and Lockpick Pornography. With photographer Emily Horne, he creates the comic A Softer World. One Bloody Thing After Another is his latest book.

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