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Rising use of e-books

The Pew Research Center report I wrote about on Monday includes some other interesting facts about Americans and their libraries.

For example, 28 percent of Americans have read an e-book. The number is rising over time, as you would expect.

But print books continue to be popular anyway. Seventy-one percent of adults said they read a print book in 2011, and the number was at 69 percent in 2014. Not much decline there, which is good news for authors, publishers and, of course, libraries.

More on the Pew research next Monday. I'm taking 4th of July off.

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