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Do Book Awards Bring Out Our Inner Hipsters?

Posted at 7:44AM Tuesday 18 Feb 2014

As much as we love to blame hipsters for everything, the answer this time is unfortunately not. The results instead favor the explanation that, as a book's popularity grows, it begins to reach a wider audience of readers whose reasoning for picking it up are less based in personal connections to the text, and more in things like wanting to read what everyone else is reading—so really it's the anti-hipsters' fault.

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