"Is there any kind of like…video rental store but for books?"


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(via Reddit which has some good discussion about this magical, mystical place the person is seeking)

Comments 2

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    ha! that one made my night. 🙂

    Posted 30 Jan 2008 at 4:57 am
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    The funniest/scariest part is that I've had a site called BookSwim bookmarked before I ever saw this, waiting for an appropriate time to let it loose on the blog. Now is as good of time as any – just think, $23.95/month for their most popular “Pick 5” plan. What a wicked deal!
    Seriously though, the fact that this service even exists does say something about people's expectations in an instant-gratification culture and the fact that public libraries aren't always able to meet those needs. In my system, we've recently decided to dedicate a part of our collection budget towards renting high-demand popular titles to reduce the holds lists for instance. So instead of being #70 on the wait list for the new Danielle Steele, someone will be #10 for one of the seven extra copies we get.
    It'll be interesting to see how that goes…

    Posted 02 Feb 2008 at 7:03 am

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