"It is a confused, confusing and very fluid situation, and no one can predict how books and readers will survive. Changed reading habits have already transformed and diminished them both. I, for one, don't trust the book trade to see us through this. Wariness is in order." --
Elizabeth Sifton, in her fine essay "The Long Goodbye? The Book Business and its Woes" (The Nation, June 8, 2009 issue, published on-line May 20.) I recommend this piece to anyone concerned about the future of books. Here is the link.