"[Science fiction is ] That branch of literature which is concerned with the impact of scientific advance upon human beings."
This is a very early reference to this idea in science fiction. You might also be interested in the filament paper book from Frank Herbert's 1965 novel Dune.
It is not clear whether this refers to a very small book that requires some sort of magnification ( a viewer) or possibly an electronic book. An early (unambiguous) reference to the idea of electronic books can be found in Stanislaw Lem's 1961 novel Return from the Stars; see the entry for opton.
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