Despite increasingly strident warnings over the last decade that the physical book is taking a dive, signs that the opposite is true continue to rise. The latest of these voices comes from PolicyMic with an article by Shan Wang called “How Book Porn is Actually Revolutionizing the Book World.” If you’re one of those who are tired of hearing all the doom and gloom around books and reading, this is one you’ll want to peek at:

Now more than ever, we are revering physical books and the places that carry them in what should be the unlikeliest of places — through websites with titles like “Book Porn” and “Library Porn,” or through unusual mixed-media sites like “Fuck Yeah, Book Arts!” Want book-shaped bookends or boxers patterned with the spines of books? The “Book Fetish” section of Book Riot has you covered.

Truly, Wang reminds us, there’s lots of news about books and reading. And most of it is good:

These sites are also a welcome turn away from “saving” books to celebrating the very experience of reading, from browsing spines to discarding finished copies. And they’re helping us read more.

The full piece is here.

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