S. 2 EP. 5 THE FUTURE IS LITERARY
Everybody knows that the world of the literary novel has been significantly diminished. Since the advent of the Internet, the colossal power of Amazon, and the almost daily shuttering of your local independent bookstore, reading levels are at an all-time low. According to a new study by the National Endowment of the Arts, the percentage of adults who read books fell to 52 percent in 2017, compared with 54 percent in 2012 and 56 percent in 2002. The percentage of adults reading fiction has dropped from 45 percent in 2012 to 41 percent in 2017.