I love the smell of the ink on the page.

I cherish the way paper feels to the touch.

I enjoy reflecting on the moment in time, I read a book as it sits on my shelf.

Each of us has heard adults opine on why they prefer to read print books. I’ve even had friends tell me that listening to an audiobook doesn’t count as reading because you’re not sitting down to consume the words in a traditional manner.

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Right now, there is nothing traditional about our world.

Yet as we face a new world in K-12 education, the power of print has nothing to do with nostalgia.

About the Author:

Britten Follett is Executive Vice President of Follett School Solutions.