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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Even though it seems like every other day there’s a new reading device being launched, a lot of people still like the old fashion printed book.

The Pew Study found that young people are still reading and at levels equal to or greater than their elders.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Susie Jones Reports

Among those aged 16 to 29, 75 percent said they had read a printed book in the past year.

At Barnes and Noble in downtown Minneapolis, Sophia Kuusisto said she likes books as well as eBooks.

“It’s just turning the page, folding the corner on the book, you know getting to the next chapter.” Schmitz said.

Shandai Kurylo is an avid reader who enjoys both the printed form and the electronic.

“If I can save money on an eBook, I will because I’m broke and I have no space in my tiny little apartment for more books,” Kurylo said.

Cordell Dietz reads both e books and traditional literature, but sees his children moving more digital.

“My kids don’t read newspapers. I read newspapers. My kids read off of Kindle. They don’t read off a regular book. They are very comfortable with technology,” Dietz said.

The study also found that among those who read eBooks — people under the age of 30 — read theirs on cell phones or computers.

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