Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Books, the future of
Next Saturday, the 17th, CBe will have a table at States of Independence, a book fair for independent presses in Leicester (Clephan Building, De Montfort University, Oxford Street, Leicester LE1 5XY; 10.30 to 4.30, free entry), and at 1 o’clock I’ll be on a panel discussing, you’ve guessed it, ‘the future of the book and the book industry’. The above cartoon – copyright Nick Wadley (who has a book of drawings coming from Dalkey Archive later this year) – suggests one scenario. I shall be more cheerful, and especially so if you come along and buy a book or two.
A new blog review of Days and Nights in W12 this week is here. Buy the book, with free p&p, here.