Had Simon Mayo on in the car this pm, and heard a silly snippet about Ikea’s Billy Bookcase – much incredulity and hilarity in the studio from those who were unfamiliar with Ikea about the fact the company gives items of furniture names – but although trivial and amusing, the story is quite sad too.  Apparently Ikea are changing the design – making it deeper because people now tend to use bookcases to display ornaments or store larger items…. 

So, it would seem as a nation we no longer use bookcases to store…um….books.  Oooh, am I the only person who finds that really disturbing?!

Or maybe I’m just not moving with the times and people are still reading – just on Kindle


Huh?  😦