Bookstore’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ video defends reading on paper

Staffers and volunteers at Chicago’s Open Books offer a choreographed defense of words on paper with their version of “Call Me Maybe.”

Some sample lyrics, sung by bookstore manager Kevin Elliott: “Paper would start up a chat / More insight than just your cat / Be proud with a paperback / E-reading, what a shame / Sure, you’re still reading / Plastic’s so misleading / You could just be tweeting”



Later in the video, Elliott sings “Books are better” as bookstore coordinator Lizzy Boden and some other folks read copies of The Onion.

Previously: The Pilot newsroom lip-dubs ‘Call Me Maybe’ | NPR performs a version

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=749911534 Anonymous

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnZKIk1Krp8
    ”The World’s First Musical Obit for Newspapers”
    a VIDEO HOMAGE TO READING PRINT NEWSPAPERS OVER 2000 HITS CARL
    BERNSTEIN COMMENTED TOO
    ”The World’s First Musical Obit for Newspapers”
    By the way, I sent the video link to Carl Bernstein in New York and he
    wrote back in internet time: “Nice voice, and so very very true…”

  • Anonymous