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E-book reading on the rise

Jan - 10 - 2013
Nicole C. Engard

The latest Pew Internet and American Life Project report finds that print book reading is going down and e-book reading up.

In the past year, the number of those who read e-books increased from 16% of all Americans ages 16 and older to 23%. At the same time, the number of those who read printed books in the previous 12 months fell from 72% of the population ages 16 and older to 67%.

Since getting our e-readers my husband and I haven’t bought any fiction titles in print. I have bought some library science titles (just to have them) and he has bought RPG books (cause they’re just so pretty), but neither of us have bought our everyday reading in print. Given that we already have a house full of books (I kid you not) our e-book readers are saving a ton in storage space!

How about you – have you given up on your print books (or at least noticed that you’re buying fewer)?


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