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Harper Lee gives readers a special gift on her 88th birthday.

Harper Lee just turned 88 on 28 April. She says she may prefer "dusty old books" but agrees that the time has come for her book, To Kill a Mockingbird, to be released in digital format. HarperCollins Publishing will release an e-book version of the Pulitzer-winning novel on July 8, 2014. 

 

Over 30 million copies of Lee's book have been sold worldwide since it was first published in 1963, and she is amazed the book has remained popular for so long. Part of the book's longevity is attributable to it being included in many school reading lists. Lee describes the e-book format as "Mockingbird for a new generation."