More Americans E-Reading, Increasingly on Tablets, Pew Says

More Americans are reading ebooks than ever before, according to a new study.

Nearly a quarter of Americans read an ebook in the last year, up from 16% a year ago, according to a study released today by the Pew Internet and American Life project. The increase coincides with an increase of e-reading device ownership as illustrated in the chart below:

Libraries have seen an increase in ebook borrowing, according to the study. Some 5% of Americans borrowed an ebook this year versus 3% last year.

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