I Found My American Dream at the Public Library

In his op-ed for Forbes last year, Panos Mourdoukoutas, a professor of economics at LIU Post in New York, suggested that Amazon stores should replace libraries to save taxpayers money. Following the backlash this preposterous suggestion created, Forbes took the article down. But the outpouring of love for libraries in response to the piece was […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-12 08:48:09 UTC ]
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A Simple Red Clip Turns Park Benches Into Public Libraries

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American Booksellers to Fight Amazon Through Negative Publicity

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