Libraries are places where you use the computer, meet people, look something up. Oh, and borrow books.
According to a study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, “Libraries in the Digital Age… Read more ,” the majority of Americans find that borrowing books is an important service. And 73%
Whither bookstores?… Read more
This year, Borders Books closed and shut down its approximately 400 stores. Some of that business has migrated elsewhere: to Barnes & Noble, to online retailers and to independent bookstores.
Recent reports have shown that this season, bookstores are reporting actually showing increased sales in the face of
Libraries are a problem for publishers.… Read more
They loan books.
Of course, they buy books, and for e-books, they buy the rights to distribute e-books a certain number of times.
Yet publishers still struggle to find the right economic model to work with libraries.
This is not an issue that can