On this Fun day Friday, let’s take a look at a different aspect of books, book stores and publishers. Lately there seems to be a lot of buzz about Amazon and other E-book options may make physical books obsolete. But, according to this article, there actually has been an increase of independent bookstores, a growth of almost 27% since 2009. The author John Green has said “you cannot invent an algorithm that is as good at recommending books as a good bookseller, and that’s the secret weapon of the bookstore — is that no algorithm will ever understand readers the way that other readers can understand readers.” This quote is also perfect for libraries. No matter what format books are in, we are a community of readers.
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