Sunday 22 October 2017

Children get lost in the wonder of words on World Book Day

John Spain Books Editor

FORGET all the doom and gloom about bookshops dying. Young readers still love printed books and they were out in force for World Book Day.

Pupils from Warrenmount Presentation Primary School in Dublin were in the Dubray bookshop on Grafton Street to meet authors such as Judi Curtin and Sarah Webb at the Book Day event.

And there wasn't an e-reader in sight. Everyone wanted a printed book – and such scenes were evident in other bookshops too.

According to Bob Johnston, spokesperson for World Book Day in Ireland: "The majority of books being bought are still the printed editions.

"Children love being able to physically touch their books and read them over and over again." World Book Day incorporates events in shops, libraries and schools in Ireland until March 24.

Irish Independent

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