Dec 28, 2012 @ 12:23:00 am
The latest stats from the Pew Research Center on American reading habits are out this week. According to the report, roughly three-quarters of Americans read at least one book last year, and the median number of books that most Americans read was six. Eighty-one percent of women read at least one book last year, while only seventy percent of men did.
To celebrate the pre-sale of his first book, Bookforum columnist and Awl mastermind Choire Sicha reflects on the grim process of bookmaking: “There is something about the publication of a book that feels to me like the going to the airport and being manhandled by security and then heading down the long cold lonely ramp until, at last, the book is poured into InDesign or whatever they use now, which is when they slam the pressurized doors shut and then there's nothing
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