Lisa Lucas, Executive Director for the National Book Foundation offers an inspiring talk on the importance of books, particularly how they help us build empathy and understand one another. “They connect us to one another. They make people who are not like us more human.”

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He serves on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.

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3 Thoughts on "Why Books Will Always Matter"

There is an unmistakable irony that this viewpoint is not shared as text but as a video. Ideas and deep thought need printed words but one’s passion for words needs tightly-edited images against a music background.

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