Libraries week is a week worth keeping — 2 Comments

  1. In my junior teenage years the delight of my local library was the availability of specialised, usually expensive, books.
    This it was that I learned about nuclear fusion and the evolution of stars, the history and diversity of The Ship, chess tactics, British, Commonwealth and World railways, bee keeping and lots of other diverse and fascinating topics. These same books were available for many years.
    Then came the phase of filling libraries with books of popular authors, which were cheap paperback and sold off for a few pence after a year.
    Now the library is an internet cafe with bookshelves attached.

  2. I think the market determines everything now. Nothing seems now to be done for its own worth, instead there must always be a bottom line.

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