Centre for the History of the Book

The Death of the Paperback

E-books have been a force for good for authors, libraries and publishers, broadening the market worldwide and leading to a golden age of reading in the UK.

As technology advances, the way we consume and experience books is changing. But do we get the same joy from an e-book as a physical copy? And will the paperback die out?

Director of Literary Dundee Peggy Hughes, writer and director of The Secret Experiment Simon Meek, Director of the Centre for the History of the Book Tom Mole, and Ann Landman from Blackwell’s Bookshop Edinburgh take a look, sniff and feel of our literary futures in this interactive event.

"The end" written on a typewriter
Apr 08 2017 -

The Death of the Paperback

As technology advances, the way we consume and experience books is changing. But do we get the same joy from an e-book as a physical copy? And will the paperback die out?

Dissection Room
Summerhall
EH9 1PL