I have two wonderful books, both simply titled "On reading". One of these is by one of my photographic heroes, André Kertész. It is a distillation of 50 years-worth of photography, focusing on serendipitous encounters with people reading. If you've not heard of it, I strongly recommend seeking it out: it is charming, humorous, and humane; it shows the author's extraordinarily acute eye.
The other is by Steve McCurry: this is another distillation, this time inspired by the Kertész original. Again, highly recommended.
All of this must have been in my mind while I was in the Bay area. I'd not expected that the "dead tree" editions of newspapers and books would remain popular so close to the birthplace of the iPad and iPhone. But they sit alongside the electronic editions just fine. In any case, perhaps the iPhone was first born in the Garden of Eden :-)
*The Lord Reprimanding Adam and Eve, by Bartolomeu Rubio, late 14th century; Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco