Digital Reading Museum to Open in Paris

  • 2016-04-12
  • The Bookseller

A digital reading museum is set to open in Paris.

The Museum of Digital Reading (in French, Le Petit Musée de la lecture numérique) will be the first permanent exhibition space in Europe dedicated to the history of reading devices.

Showcasing the first machines ever created to the most recent tools, the space is for "anyone interested in books and technology", including the general public as well as professionals, intended as "a place for mediation" on the evolution of the books industry over the past 20 years.

The "collaborative" project is lead by by Elizabeth Sutton, French digital publishing consultant and co-founder of IDBOOX.com, a website dedicated to e-books and High-Tech products. It is a product of the Labo de l’édition (the Publishing Lab) based in Paris' Latin Quarter, supported by Paris' economic development committee, which provides the space, resources and a network of expertise to help digital players, bookshops and tradional publishers to come together and develop new products and services.