The Future of the Book

  • April 11, 2013
  • 7:00 pm
  • Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library

Obsolescence or rebirth? Two dynamic and informed proponents of public access to literature debate what new technologies signal for the book, and consider what else might be under transformation as the centuries-old form loses the weight of its physical pages and covers.

Join Paul Holdengräber (LIVE at the New York Public Library) and Hugh McGuire (LibriVox and PressBooks) in a discussion moderated by Sarah Fulford (Toronto Life).

  • Series: Opening Debate
  • Free



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