Who will save our books, our libraries, our bookstores?

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Author James Patterson campaigns to save books | Tampa Bay Times: " . . . Patterson asked, "Who will save our books? Our bookstores? Our libraries?". . . According to Publishers Weekly, sales of print books fell 9 percent in 2012. The Association of American Publishers reported that in 2012 e-books accounted for 22.5 percent of the industry's net revenue — compared to .05 percent 10 years before. . . . Among the issues are the diminished number of bricks-and-mortar bookstores, harsh cutbacks in library funding and the consolidation of the publishing industry — all threats to the foundations, he says, of a healthy community of readers. . . " (read more at link above)

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