Friday, November 14, 2008

Book Sales Slide

According to Publishers Weekly report published today, September bookstore sales dropped 4.5%. For the year so far, though, sales are up 1.8%, due to a boost in business at college bookstores.

By way of comparison, circulation at the Middleton Public Library was up 13% for the month of September, 5% year-to-date.

It's not a scientific indicator, but it does seem to validate the idea that people use libraries more during hard economic times. The Natchez Democrat says so.

Waiting for the library to open in
Monterey Park ,CA

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