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Last weekend I dropped by Chicago’s Printers’ Row Lit Fest, an annual event that draws hundreds of booksellers, promoters and everyone else involved in the written word. Increasingly, those words are written not in a paper form, but in digital, although this is by no means a hard and fast rule — especially for readers of literature.

One of the exhibitors, a collaboration of hipster types publishing paper chapbooks, were also giving away free buttons proclaiming “Print is Dead” — quite an act of bravado (or most likely, irony) at an event where print is still king.

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