“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” - Great Expectations by Charles Dickens #charlesdickens #fanart
"Ample evidence suggests that publishers’ wariness of libraries is misguided. Libraries facilitate direct purchasing and “discoverability” of new titles and authors. An October survey of library visitors and e-book usage found that more than half of all library patrons purchase books by authors they first found in the library. More than 40% of “Power Patrons” –members who visit the library weekly and feed most of its circulation — purchased a book previously borrowed from the library. ... "