Attendants of a recent Book Expo are wondering about book buying habits. They cite an “accelerated society” as the cause for a decrease in the number of lingering in-store book browsers. More and more people nowadays just want to get in, get the book and leave, it says.
Personally, I love book browsing. Remember? I’m a Gatherer, not a Hunter. But I can certainly understand the Hunter who knows what he wants and doesn’t want to dawdle. The article estimated that 195,000 books came out last year alone! Wow! I’ve got a lot of catching up to do on my browsing.