Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops Presses

The winds of change are inevitable:

Those coolly authoritative, gold-lettered reference books that were once sold door-to-door by a fleet of traveling salesmen and displayed as proud fixtures in American homes will be discontinued, company executives said.

How many years until every book is an ebook? How many years until everyone who wants to read has an electronic reader?

What happens to the concept of used books, I wonder, and to acquiring books cheaply?

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