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Why we must not let physical books die

Physical books are up against a powerful, endlessly seductive force: tech culture.

On World Book Day, it feels strange to confess that I began the day by finishing a novel I had been reading on Kindle, on the cab ride to office. For the past couple of years, about a third of my reading has happened on Kindle.

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It's a really light, user friendly device that's easy to get used to, especially, when one's on the move. And yet, I had never thought I'd be editor at a couple of newspapers, and I now commission books at a publishing house. I have a soft spot for comics.

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