Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"You're Kidding!": Jersey Title Allegedly Hard to Find in Jersey

Book about Hudson County corruption harder to find than a subpoena. (The Jersey Journal, 3/29/2011)

Excerpt: Anxious to get your hands on "The Jersey Sting," the new book about the 46 public-corruption arrests that rocked the state two years ago?

Good luck finding it in Hudson County, where there are no first-run bookstores and few public libraries have it on their shelves.

Of the county's 12 municipalities, only two -- Secaucus and Kearny -- have libraries that own copies of the book, a fact that surprised Secaucus Public Library Director Jenifer May.

"You're kidding," May said. "Pretty much anything with New Jersey in the title, we try to get in as soon as possible.

But wait a minute.  I count 35 copies owned by libraries in the Bergen County Cooperative Library System.  Does Terrence need a little seminar on libraries, technology, and resource sharing?

Just 1 copy in LINKcat; no holds.

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