i have a kindle, a nook, a tablet, a smartphone, and a PC! each has its own place and its own comforts. but a book, the smell of it, the little notes that previous readesr write in the margins, the stamps and labels on the inside cover denoting its provenance . . . the feel of a book, the flipping of pages . . . to read the title of a book in someone else's hand . . . to fall asleep with an open book on one's breast . . . oh, Gutenberg, how well you loved us!

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