The Bookseller, the Bible of the book trade, has published a whole issue focused on libraries – for the first time ever. It includes, of course, a piece by us at TLC.
The online edition is free to read, for ONE WEEK ONLY, starting on Friday September 3rd.
It’s quite a tribute to the goodwill that libraries have garnered during lockdown – and, of course, libraries’ continuing importance to the book world. They create readers from infancy, and encourage a lifelong exploration of books.
A major theme in this special issue is that publishers of e-books rarely grasp this simple idea. Libraries get the blame for a less-than-ideal e-book offer – but it’s publishers’ prices and restrictions that are the real problem.
Plenty more interesting stuff in this limited special issue. Meanwhile TLC’s Campaigner remains Britain’s ONLY public libraries magazine – free all year round on our website, with a print edition for TLC members.

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Library News Round-up: 3 June 2015

LGA : 3rd JuneLibraries urged to find innovative fund raising strategieshttp://www.localgov.co.uk/Libraries-urged-to-find-innovative-fund-raising-strategies/38779Locality | Research Paper http://locality.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Income-Generation-for-Public-Libraries-May-2015.pdfITV News : 3rd JuneLast chance to save Bristol's librarieshttp://www.itv.com/news/west/update/2015-06-03/last-chance-to-save-bristols-libraries/Leicester Mercury : 3rd JuneLeicestershire County Council…

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