I noticed that some of the first-class people were staring me down for having an open book. "Duder, that thing smells like wet socks," said the young jock next to me...I would dismiss this vision as laughable fiction, but Amazon now sells more e-books than physical paper books (again, according to the Economist). Are we in the middle of an enormous paradigm shift, or is it just a new balance between digital and analog?
On Apartment Therapy, we all tend to have lots of opinions about bookshelves, both their form and their function. As e-books become more prevalent, with Netflix-like models for 'renting' texts (coming soon from Amazon, per the Wall Street Journal), will you adapt your own bookshelves to reflect this change?
Image: Bethany Nauert / Warren & Mimi's Highly Personal Architectural Home