IKEA introduces bookless “book”shelves

IKEA has noticed a shift in what consumers are storing on their bookshelves. After all, a Kindle can hold thousands more books than a wooden tower in the living room. According to the Economist, next month Ikea will release a new version of its classic Billy bookshelf, one that’s focused less on storing books than on storing everything else.

Ebooks have become the single bestselling category in American publishing for the first time, according to new data released last April.

By contrast, sales of adult fiction in hardback so far this year have fallen by over 10% according to book sales monitor Nielsen BookScan… Read more

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