Over the past few years, we have discovered that print books will never be overcome by e-books. That is great news, but still people forget where to find print books to read. The library has had its ups and downs, but it will never leave us. Libraries provide readers with thousands of books to read, free of charge. They may not have the absolute latest books, but if you have a good library, they should come in soon. It is a great place to discover books on prize lists, like the Man Booker or the Pulitzer. Librarians should have great recommendations, too. They may recommend many unknowns, having read these wonderful books themselves.
Libraries are also a great place to meet fellow readers and writers. They normally have plenty of space for gathering, comfortable seats, and the smell of old books is always a plus. There is peace and quiet for a group to read and discuss together, as long as you don’t make too much noise yourself.
The sanctity of the library remains real. It is much more than a place that only a few go to anymore. It has more books than most read in their lifetimes, while having some of the most knowledgeable people at your disposal. Take the time to go to your neighborhood public library, pick up a card, and grab as many books as you can. It is going to make you well-read, and it will be more than worth it.
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