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Print Books Are Holding Their Own

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Some people are worried that with the advent of ebooks people will stop reading print books. But our friends at are not so sure. According to the statistics they’ve compiled (see the infographic below), printed books are holding their own and are likely to continue to do so.

(Post continues following the infographic with a chart showing our e-book circulation and some print circulation statistics for comparison.)

E-books Infographic

Infographic courtesy of

John Jermain Library eBook Circulation Chart

This chart includes ebooks that are downloaded from our free Live-brary download service, but not our circulating Nooks and Kindle. By way of comparison our circulation of print books averages 4,143 items per month. Circulation of other items (DVD, magazines, etc.) averages 3,144 items per month.

So, while circulation of printed books has decreased a bit in recent years, and ebook circulation is steadily increasing, print books are still a popular choice among John Jermain patrons.

Author: John Jermain Memorial Library

The John Jermain Memorial Library is the public library in Sag Harbor, NY. Founded in 1910, the library building and initial collection was a gift from Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage to the people of Sag Harbor. From June 2011 to July 2013 the library will be located at 34 W. Water St., in Sag Harbor, while our historic building is renovated and expanded.

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