Anyone who thinks that the book is in danger of becoming obsolete should take a look at the official policies for the Greater St. Louis Book Fair. Reading them, you’d think you were attending a sold-out general admission concert for Black Friday fanatics. Seriously. This annual event is so popular its organizers had to give us some guidelines: “Patrons may stay in the parking garage overnight Wednesday provided they remain in their vehicles. No campers are allowed.” That people are willing to camp out for books absolutely tickles me.