Did Tech Kill the Book or Give it a New Lease of Life?
In recent years, the development in technology influenced the way we look at all sorts of things – including books. Companies such as Amazon have taken the lead in altering our age-old shopping habits, with some even suggesting high street retail and buying in-store is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Amazon have even gone as far as to create and continue to develop the Amazon Kindle; a hub for all your favourite novels in one book-sized digital device.
At first, it was feared that the Kindle would have devastating effects on the traditional book market, with people adamant that the ease of having the book you want in your hand instantly at one click of a button would be too convenient to ignore. However, there is not the same popularity to buy a book at the click the button as there is when buying everything else from weekly groceries to weekend outfits online. The Kindle has not overshadowed the traditional way of reading, with people still much preferring the feel and smell of a newly-bound book than a computerised digital one.
Books are an investment for the future, they give homes character and gain both sentimental and financial value over time. FARA book week is from Thursday 19th November until Sunday 29th November and we are offering 3 books for the price of 2 across our shops to encourage you to stay inspired over the winter months.