Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Certainly not my experience -



According to a report from the National Endowment for the Arts, the
annual household spending for books in 1985 was $33 and for 2005 was
$28. That's for an entire household!


That seems impossible to believe, since just my yearly book purchases should put it higher than that.  :)

  It shows, perhaps, how statistics can be manipulated, or maybe book buying really has become that pitiful.  When you factor in how the cost of books has risen, $28.00 is about the price of one good hardback.   It is a sad statistic, no matter how you look at it.  On the other hand, I wonder what the annual household spending is for computers.   Perhaps, that tells the story.






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