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Evidently Gaby has a strong feeling for printed books and a wish for their endurance, as do I. The familiar distinctive pleasures of page-turning, shelf-referencing etc she makes an eloquent case for, though not stinting on all the useful tricks and modern conveniences that come with the Kindle. Here at Finds Towers, where ebook and POD are our current delivery modes, we take no sides on the matter, our concern being only that people in appreciable numbers continue to seek out and read the very best kinds of writing, and that they encounter no unnecessary cost or obstacle to that great and common pursuit.