Monday, June 14, 2010

Boston shuns book-reading program

There's positive and negative. Still, it can't hurt.

"At its best, the One Book program brings people together who would have never met otherwise to read and talk. It creates a bond among participants and fosters a culture of reading. And, according to a report in Library Journal, it’s a boon for books. The journal said One Book, One Chicago selections are circulated up to 4,000 times by local libraries, and local bookstores see sales for selected titles jump 300 percent. Critics argue the idea is one more example of officials intruding on people’s lives by telling them what to read, or that it’s simply trying to fill a void that doesn’t need filling." More....

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