“It doesn’t seem as if the demand for books is going down…”

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“All those books on the conveyor belts were no mirage. In 2014, the most recent year library statisticians had for hardbound circulation, nearly 6.7 million books were checked out. That was about 11 times the number of e-books checked out the same year. Throw in DVDs, compact discs and such, and about 9.9 million items went out the library doors.

‘Some people love to have the book in their hand,’ Suzanne Thinness, manager of communications for the CLP, said. ‘It doesn’t seem as if the demand for books is going down.'”

 
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