This weekend MoMA's PS1 hosted the annual NY Art Book Fair. The turn-out was overwhelming: With the rooms and hallways of all three floors filled with so many book enthusiasts--often times it became frustrating to navigate to one's desired destination.
Although technically the fair promoted mostly art books--there were also a multitude of stands that showcased philosophy books (at the M.I.T. table), activism books (at the Yes Men stand), books on the new media and digital revolution, and so on. PS1's Art Museum had been transformed to three floors with the ubiquitous hustling and bustling of book deals.
And so we at the NewsGallery couldn't help but wonder (while being bombarded by entrants left and right who stopped short in front of you while having discussions, excited about books, books books, and more books): Is the notion of print being dead still at a complete fallacy stage?
Paul Auster speaks about this notion in his recent interview with BigThink (right). Have a watch. (Plus a short slide show of the book festival after the jump featured top right).