Reading Frenzy ~ An Independent Press Emporium

Day 3: Happy International Zine Month!

July 03, 2012: What are three things you love about ink on paper vs. digital publishing?

Within the first few days of opening my shop in 1994, a guy came in and said something to the effect of, "Why are you opening a bookstore when we have the internet now? Books are going to go the way of the dinosaurs." I dodged this question (and many related questions) for about 15 years until I was finally forced to consider how the internet had impacted print and what that meant to the future of publishing and bookselling, when faced with a roomful of 20-something college students learning about zines. My answer turned into an hour long slide show presentation, but I want to hear what other people have to say. Please leave your comments on the related post on our Facebook page. It's right here.