After three Big Serious Issues in a row, and with a Big Serious Essay on the Mythical Public Library coming up in May, it's time for a little break...
It's 34 pages.
The issue includes:
The Front (pp. 1-2)
The Year of Both? My possibly-too-hopeful sense that more and more sensible people, and even some pundits, are recognizing that ebooks and print books are both likely to have substantial roles going forward.
The Middle: Deathwatch 2013! (pp. 2-19)
Catching up with the doomcryers (excluding print books--but see below).
Words: The Death of Books (or Not) (pp. 19-27)
What it says.
The Back (pp. 27-34)
Catching up with miscellaneous snarkiness through 2011 (and more recently for magazine items).