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Why #PaperbackBookDay is a Literary Celebration

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We all love our e-readers, our iPads, Kindles and Nooks. They allow us to carry entire libraries worth of books in our pockets, and when we get tired of reading, we can use them to check out Facebook or play Angry Birds. But July 30 is Paperback Book Day, a holiday that helps us celebrate the previous revolution in book publishing and revel in the sensory delight of the paperback book. After all, you can’t “dog ear” a page of an electric novel. An e-book doesn’t give you that jolt of delight you once got when you saw the paperback cover of your favorite author’s latest novel sitting on the shelf at the drugstore, waiting to be snatched up. And…

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