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Birds, flightless and angry

Two quotes from an interesting article:
I expect you are familiar with the inspiring story of publisher Allen Lane, who, when coming back from a stay with Agatha Christie in 1934, found that he couldn't buy a decent book at Exeter train station's bookstall. He resolved to fill this gap by reissuing good hardback books in cheap paperback format ... and so Penguin was born.


There is a certain cache in being seen to be reading a clever topical book, announcing your thoughtful engagement with a current issue to anyone who cares to glance your way. This is lost on a Kindle, or iPad, when people tend to assume you're either reading erotica or playing Angry Birds.

{2013.06.15 - 11:33}


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