book2book

  booktrade.info

Search Booktrade.info:  


Sunday 31st August

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About Booktrade.info

Library Closures. Is That So Bad?

Posted at 8:31AM Thursday 02 Aug 2012

So libraries are in the front line and have been and will be hit by evil coalition cuts.

But do we need libraries?

There were 315 million visits to all the 4500 libraries in {2010/11} which was a fall of some 7% on the previous year and continued the trend of 5-10% falls in footfall numbers year on year. And footfall might just mean people popping in for a leaflet. Or to read the paper. Or to ask a question of the locality. Many of those visits will be to borrow CDs and DVDs. Or send emails. Kids hanging out after school and so on.

cityunslicker.com (via Alan Gibbons)




Get book trade news by email

Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now

Find out more


Search the news archive:
 






More Opinion

The Evolving Role Of Libraries In The Digital Age
www.theguardian.com

All of us, of any age, should read, be it in book form or digital

Authors Demand Amazon's Patronage
www.bookbrunch.co.uk

As the battle lines harden in the Amazon dispute, no one is in the wrong - that both sides are, in fact, right

The Fate Of The Novelist: A Reality Check
www.huffingtonpost.com

Whatever the resolution between Amazon and the big publishers, the author will be screwed

On The Loss Of Public Libraries
www.theguardian.com

The remorseless destruction of our national public library system continues

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Malorie Blackman Faces Racist Abuse After Call To Diversify Children's Books
  2. Lewis Trilogy Books Set For BBC TV Adaptation
  3. Giant Harry Potter Jacket At Kings Cross - Saturday 30th August  
  4. Kobo: Technology Takes A Back Seat In The E-book Game
  5. 'Retail Stonewalling' And Amazon Sightings In Bookstores
  6. 11-year-old Recreates 1,079-page Novel In Lego
  7. Caffeine Nights Crowdfunds Thriller
  8. McCall Smith Is Shortlisted For The Scottish Children's Book Awards
  9. The Truth Behind Little House On The Prairie
  10. Frankfurt Book Fair Literary Agents & Scouts Centre (litag) Sold Out