In a sign of the times, Encyclopædia Britannica will no longer be available in printed volumes, after the 2010 print run sells out. The company will still publish a digital encyclopedia, but even that will only account for about 15% of their revenue, with education products bringing in the other 85%. I guess encyclopedias still have their place, but, in a world with Wikipedia and Google, they’re becoming less relevant.
Thanks to Josh for this link.
Update: Now that Britannica has made this announcement, there’s been a huge surge in sales of the remaining print versions, from collectors hoping to make an investment and from people seeing a last chance to purchase a keepsake.