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June 30, 2004

What People are Reading

Know Neighborhoods by Their Book Buying [Sabrina Tavernise, NYT, 6/28/04] A glimpse into what the big chain bookstores - which together sell one-fifth of books in Manhattan - are selling, depending on the neighborhood.

You can get the same idea of what's selling in your own part of the world by browsing Amazon's Purchase Circles. For instance, Amazon's top sellers for Atlanta.

I wonder if library websites would want to do something similar - a periodic list of a library system's most popular books, based on checkout numbers. Perhaps one could somehow set up the list as an RSS feed. I know that there's a feed for NYT's most emailed articles, which I find can lead to interesting reads.

Yours, &c., LC | 11:05 AM | Librariana , Sundries | Comments (1)

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I forgot that we live in different counties! We have this at the AFPL through ibistro, but it's depressing:

- Hottest title: Library Express Adult Paperback (I think they need to bring Carol in to learn how to fix this)
- Hottest title (that's really a title): The Da Vinci Code
- Hottest author: Brown, Marc Tolon
- Hottest subject: Feature films.

Posted by: LTR at June 30, 2004 12:17 PM