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Wednesday, February 05, 2003

Publishers Weekly | Reed Business Information - article on Buying books through libraries

Saw this from a link from Anil Dash. Made me think - why don't libraries do something even more radical.

All libraries buy books - on a regular basis.

Why not offer to include patron's orders alongside the library's order?

This offers a number of advantages - bigger orders means breaks on shipping, possibly higher discounts from the distributers.

Patrons would get the books at a discount - while possibly also making a donation (i.e. the library might get a 40% discount, pass along 20% to the patron and keep 20% towards books for the shelves).

Patrons would also have reasons to keep returning to the library - and possibly some incentives to donate books.

Note that this would work equally well for DVDs, CDs or other mediums libraries stock as well.

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Shannon John Clark (email me), b. 1974.

Male (to hold off the assumptions), currently in Chicago, IL.
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