The State Of Reading In 2011

I forgot I had the following picture. Found it on an SD Card today. This is the Midtown Branch of the NY Public Library on August 17th:


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That’s looks bleak. What I hope is going on there is that the shelves are near-empty because a lot of people took out Summer loans on books.

However …

This is a photo from today, October 14th:


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The colors look artificial because I had to sneak that photo without flash and the contrast was poor since I was facing the outside doors. I had to manipulate the picture to bring out the device in it. He’s reading from a Nook Touch.

Update:

I see. Yeah, that could account for it. I saw that happen several years ago when a large set of books were being moved from Mid-Manhattan to the forthcoming SIBL branch.

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