Abstract : The aim of this paper is to describe reading practices in the era of cyberspace and hypertextuality. We will start by defining what is a text. Then, we will describe the actual cultural context in which our reading practices are realized. This context will be defined in terms of a double transformation, technological and cultural. Finally, we will look at the problems posed to reading by the new forms of texts. We will also look at the metaphor of navigation regularly used to describe reading in cyberspace.