Critical Linking: January 20th, 2014

COAST TO COAST: BEST KIDS’ BOOKSTORES

Is it just more, or do kids’ bookstores just seem generally more fun than bookstores for adults?

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On the banks of picturesque Dal Lake in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, sits the only library in the neighborhood, run by a man who loves books but cannot read.

Amazing story.

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Overall, 76% of adults read a book in some format over the previous 12 months. The typical American adult read or listened to 5 books in the past year, and the average for all adults was 12 books.1 Neither the mean nor median number of books read has changed significantly over the past few years.

I guess no change is good news here?

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According to the Nielsen data, 41% of teens now say they “don’t” read for fun. This number is up from 21% of teens who said that in the fall of 2011.

Not good.

 

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