I remember as a kid paging through the World Book Encyclopedia. Those volumes were kept on a shelf in our den. I loved those books and learned so much from them. I forget that kids these days don’t need that A-Z set of books when they can go online and get any information they desire. Encyclopedia Britannica is going online exclusively. From Mashable:
Encyclopaedia Britannica will stop publishing print editions and go digital-only — a huge step for the encyclopedia which has been in print since 1768. The sales of Britannica print editions has been on the decline since 1990, when 120,000 32-volume sets were sold. The early nineties were the start of a revolution: People started turning to the internet for information, and Britannica sales fell to 40,000 in 1996, according to Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. President Jorge Cauz.