Help for Books: Yes We Can

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Stimulate the economy? How about “Stimulating Reading” (the title of a great pro-library article written by Katha Pollitt and scheduled to appear in the February 9, 2009 edition of the Nation). Pollitt uses the term “shovel-ready” to illustrate a particular time in which the Obama administration prepares to pour billions into construction projects, many of which, like more major highways, are of limited social utility. She asks, “How about some projects that are reader-ready?”

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