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  • May 19, 2011

Book Blog: Sent A Letter

As someone who works mostly in print media, I spend a lot of time thinking about the future of books. I am not one of those crotchety print fetishists who believes that the only legitimate way to consume the written word is through traditional, bound books. I read eBooks, I have the Kindle app iBooks app on my iPad, and I know how to format books in ePub. And I am not alone. In fact, today, Amazon's sales of books for the Kindle surpassed their sales of traditional print books. It is no longer even worth arguing if eBooks and eReaders are sticking around. 

That said, it is such a delight to come across books that could never be adapted for eReaders. This week's Book Blog is on one of those books: Sent a Letter by Indian photographer and artist Dayanita Singh. Everyone at the AAP office gravitates towards this book. It just begs to be held. You have to grab it and turn it around in your hands just to read the title.