Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Cost of Bare Shelves

"Perhaps the strongest case for a household full of print books came from a 2014 study . . . Researchers measured the impact of the size of home libraries across 42 nations, controlling for wealth, parent's education and occupations, gender and the country's gross national product . . . After G.N.P., the quantity of books in one's home was the most important predictor of reading performance."