Will the closing of the libraries spur a Bookstore boom?

The Mail Tribune - Medford,OR - asks Will the closing of the libraries spur a ... Bookstore boom? It turns out when Jackson County's library system locked its doors last Friday, Barnes & Noble lost one of their best customers.
The reading public is adjusting.

"I think people who can afford it, will buy new books and trade them," Stoddart said. "The people who can't are out of luck."

She cited one client who calculated what he would pay in taxes if the proposed library levy on the May 15 ballot were to pass.

"He had figured out how much his taxes would increase," Stoddart said. "He told me: 'For that money, I would rather buy what I want to buy and then trade them in.' "

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