Reading, once thought of as a fading past-time, has become more popular than ever, thanks in part to eBooks like the Kindle.

Amid the encircling gloom of riot-torn streets and economic meltdown, there is one silver lining to celebrate. Young and old are reading as never before. 2011, the year of the ebook, has become the summer of the Kindle. On planes, trains and automobiles, we are witnessing a sea change in our reading habits unprecedented since Gutenberg. Editorial/The Guardian.

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