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In Little Free Libraries, hope for all paper books

“THE EMERGENCE of the “Little Free Library” demonstrates not just the agility of individuals, but the stiff-jointed hoariness of government. Even as public libraries and their advocates bemoan their increasing irrelevance in a digital culture, they seem impotent to stop it. Succumbing to the perceived need to offer e-books, many offer online borrowing, contributing to their own demise by becoming the worst kind of middleman: one dependent on taxpayer dollars. In doing so, they abandon their foundation, and perhaps eventual savior — the physical book.” (via The Boston Globe)

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