Wow If You Actually Own Books You Should Show People
Books are Twee and Yesteryear
By Pete Tothero
n case you were wondering whether reading books was totally over and a practice only engaged in by eccentric weirdos at this point, never fear: Paste can confirm your suspicions. Though they’ve softened the blow by cloaking the news in neutered internet-prose of the generic commerce variety, it’s right there in black and white:
If you’re not picking up on the message being delivered between the lines there, allow me to do some quick decoding:
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So, just to be clear: Owning books is odd, but can be okay as home decor—if you display them like an old coffee grinder or ancient oil lamp.
Pete Tothero is a staff writer who has become more and more interested in the myriad ways contemporary American society attempts to make individuals feel weird and alone unless they do what they are told.