As someone who’s attempting to make a living out of the pulling together of words to create something that the odd person may wish to spend some hard-earned cash on, I should probably be dead against free libraries.
But how could I? They’re the most delicious affirmation of the universal appeal of stories and words on paper.
Long may they prosper (sorry, @macmillanaus. I do realise this is terrible for business 😬).
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Free libraries in the burbs are the most fantastic innovation in our somewhat techno driven existence. The advantages are opportunities in sharing, new ideas of thought, introduction to classics, opening new worlds for discussion, accessing new readers, and on and on! Of course, as an acclaimed author, you would rather the revenue but that will always come if your first thought is sharing. You have a beautiful gift of storytelling, give it freely, you can and will inspire many in the process.
You are absolutely right. I couldn’t agree more (about the free libraries, I mean. Though thank you for the ‘beautiful gift of storytelling ‘ bit. Blush). There are a few essentials that, in a perfect world, would be free. Love, food, water, shelter, and stories.