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

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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