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This UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day promotes the enjoyment of books and reading. Image: REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Emma Charlton
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Chart showing that print books are more popular than e-books or audiobooks
Readers may not comprehend complex or lengthy material as well when they view it digitally. Image: Pew Research Center

Chart showing percentage of Americans who read print books.
People who read books live for around two years longer than those who don’t, according to a Yale University study. Image: Pew Research Center

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