Books It's a Book by Lane Smith School And Library, 1 v. (unpaged), Henry Holt & Co, List Price: $12.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleIt's a BookAuthorLane Smith Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary A donkey with a laptop computer and a gorilla with a printed book discuss the merits of their preferred formats. Genres: Children's Books Young Adult Fiction Also by Lane Smith The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads Summer Reading Is Killing Me The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about It's a Book Aaron Meshon Best Books Of 2010 Fresh Delivery: Indie Booksellers Pick 2010 Favorites December 10, 2010 It's that time of year again! Susan Stamberg chats with three independent booksellers about their favorite reads of the year, from an atlas of remote islands to a children's book about feminist heroes. Fresh Delivery: Indie Booksellers Pick 2010 Favorites Listen · 7:20 7:20 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/131788190/131955663" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript It's Kindle, and other e-readers, vs. The Book. Amazon.com/AP hide caption toggle caption Amazon.com/AP The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Books Have Many Futures August 20, 2010 If many types of paper-based books are headed for extinction, what will take their place? "E-readers" are a big part of the present and future — but not the whole story. Video games and multi-narrator online stories will have their places too.