In France, rose 2 percent in December from the amount of books sold the year before. In January, it had increased by 2.4 percent.
Germany showed a 2.3 percent increase in January.
While Britain and America have shown a slight decline (about less than a percent), in comparison to the sharp decline of the other print media it is still showing that it is holding its own.
Commentators have said that with unemployed people having an increased 'leisure time' and decreased funds reading provides a cheap entertainment.
I think this was a pretty fun article by the New York Times, and I thought it was rather interesting that reading is still on the rise. The article also discussed how e-readers, such as Amazon's Kindle, have not affected the traditional book industry. I believe that books, if nothing else, will continue to thrive in the future. However, I do see the Kindle as being a complement to the print industry but nothing more.
What do you all think? Will the digital age continue spreading to the print media? Will books soon become obsolete?