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For the Love of Books

The other day, agent Janet Reid posted the most amazing video ever on her website. For anyone who has ever-ever-ever loved books, this video is well worth watching. It may take you back to the days when it was recognized that printing books, editing books, writing books, and yes, reading books was a labor of love.

This may be the best 8 minutes you spend today. It’s well worth watching.

Watch this video. When you have, let me know what was the most amazing, beautiful part of the video. Doesn’t it give you a deeper appreciation for the simply physical presence of a book?

There’s a joy in holding a physical book, turning the pages, feeling it in your hand, that, I have to admit, no e-reader can supply. Don’t get me wrong. I love my Kindle. You can take it from me when you pry it out of my cold, dead hand. But a book…

A book is special.