Critical Linking: January 18, 2014

The percentage of adults who read an e-book in the past year has risen to 28%, up from 23% at the end of 2012. At the same time, about seven in ten Americans reported reading a book in print, up four percentage points after a slight dip in 2012, and 14% of adults listened to an audiobook.

What’s that, you say? Digital reading can grow without threatening print? 

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Not only is Hilary Mantel going to publish a short story collection in early September, but it is titled The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher.

That sigh you hear is the sound of her fans waiting another year to hear from Thomas Cromwell.

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After several years in the fiscal wilderness, the Los Angeles Public Library, and California libraries in general, are mounting a comeback. On Jan. 12, Sunday hours were restored at eight of the system’s 72 regional branches and at the Central Library downtown.

Any news like this is good news.

 

 

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