Slate’s Jack Shafer is over books. “The ancient ceremony of reading by turning pages [is] being disrupted by clicks and swipes. Books are being replaced by reading.” Much more difficult to abide, he writes, is the loss of the book party. To which we say, Eh. Electronic ventures almost always throw better parties than traditional publishing concerns.
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David Page has written for The New York Times, Men's Journal, Skiing, Esquire, Outside, and many other publications. He is the author of the Lowell Thomas Award-winning Explorer's Guide to Yosemite and the Southern Sierra Nevada (Countryman Press/W.W. Norton), now in its second printing. His work has been anthologized in the collection Travel Stories from Around the Globe, edited by National Geographic Traveler's Don George, and the 2013 California Prose Directory: New Writing from the Golden State (Outpost19). He lives in Mammoth Lakes, California. David's headshot by Steven Bumgardner.