How The Pandemic Reshaped How And What We Read
Book sales plummeted by nearly 11% last April after bookstores and libraries across the U.S. shut down.
But the downturn didn't last. By year's end, books, e-readers and audiobooks all saw a spike in numbers. What Americans were reading changed, too.
Today on All Sides Weekend: Books, it’s our weeklong series A Year of COVID – How the pandemic reshaped how and what we read.
- Elizabeth Harris, reporter, The New York Times
- Laura Simonds, director of collection services, Columbus Metropolitan Library
- Bryan Loar, general manager, Cover to Cover Books
- Mark Maxwell, assistant district manager, Half Price Books
What questions do you have about COVID-19 or Ohio's response? Ask below and WOSU may answer as part of our series A Year Of COVID.
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