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November 30, 2008

Our President-Elect reads books

Filed under: books,reading,Uncategorized — phwebnet @ 8:42 pm
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Another letter for the BAIPA News [December 2008]

It matters to us in the book world that people read, or don’t read, books. We have all read the sad statistics* about books and reading, such as:

  • 58% of US adult population never reads another book after high school
  • 80% of US families did not buy or read a book last year
  • 42% of college graduates never read another book
  • 33$ of high school graduates never read another book
  • 57% of new books are not read to completion

And yet… our president-elect, Barack Obama, reads books. And there is a great picture of him ( at the airport in Bozeman Montana – he has his finger in a book to mark his place. What a great image!

Why does this matter to us?



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