Americans Still Love Dead Tree Books

Even as we embrace e-books, we haven't cast print books aside

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E-books like the Amazon Kindle are complementing print books rather then replacing them outright, according to a new Pew study. “Print remains the foundation of Americans’ reading habits,” according to a blog post summing up the latest findings.

The percentage of people reading print books rose 4 percent in 2013, after two years of decline, even as the percentage of people reading e-books continued its years-long increase.

While Pew says half of American adults now own either an e-reader or a tablet capable of reading e-books, only 4% are “e-book only” readers.

Pew Study

Pew Internet & American Life Project