RARA-AVIS: used books

From: Rob Preston ( rpreston@juniper.net)
Date: 26 Nov 2001

Anyone that cares to dig up and read an old used book, be it a paperback/hardcover/pulp I don't think is ever going to have a problem finding the stuff. I know there is tons of cheap material I leave behind because I don't have the time to read it all, there are so many books out there it is insane (to me at least). I don't see this changing. I would worry more about people reading. period.


> Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 13:04:32 -0600
> From: "M Blumenthal" < blumenidiot@21stcentury.net>
> Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: used books
> I guess I didn't explore my point far enough. Bill hit it. Public
> budget are shrinking and the demands for them to have other media are
> increasing. If easily available cheap paberbacks become things of the
> are we in danger of making it so only wealthy collectors will be able to
> afford to read out of print books that are over a few years old? In 2020
> will a list like this be unable to thrive on the shared experience of
> been able to easily read the more obscure authors of today?
> Mark

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