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Booksellers See Changes in Customer Habits

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.

About John DeNardo (13013 Articles)
John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.
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