The 'end of print' is a phrase that we have all heard many times in the last decade. Print, we are told, is all but dead. The question that must be asked of print, then, is what its place is in our digital age. What role, if any, will printed literature have in the coming years? This is exactly the question that Andy Atherton addresses in this book. By looking at texts such as Gutenberg’s Bible, George Oppen's The Daybooks, Tree of Codes and House of Leaves, this study examines what exactly a book does when it is confronted with another inscription technology. How does the printed book respond to the advent of the digital?