With an eye toward the end of the calendar year, I found an interesting blog posting on Goodreads--the Year in Review in Books! I especially like it after the comment from my boss about "books dying out." Still makes my blood boil.
But this infographic shows reading and books are still a powerful force. I still say stories will be around --the delivery medium is just changing! Just like the changes caused by the printing press, the digital revolution is causing great upheaval in the whole publising industry. But I think, in the end, it will all be for the better. More words shared with more people. And as this infographic shows, 2011 was a year for books!