The way we once red, the way we now reed: so close and yet so far. Whether the age of print feels safely remote or uncannily familiar, whether paper and glue inspire them with impatience or with nostalgia, Americans today are thinking – and feeling – about books more than ever before. Out of Print aims to understand why printed books are being desecrated, worshipped, recycled and reimagined by so many people from designers to clerics to activists to artists; from engineers at Google who have beautified their offices with the spines of volumes disbound for scanning, to convicts forming book clubs that constitute one of the few majority-male reading spaces in present-day America, to volunteers who spend their retirement coaxing dyslexic children to read aloud to homeless puppies.
Preview the project:“Dead Again.” New York Times Book Review, 12 August 2012
"Bent Spines." New York Times, February 25, 2011
"Read a Book, Get out of Jail." New York Times, March 1, 2009.
. "You Are What You Read." New York Times, December 23, 2007.