The heading of "Education" lists 11, "Music" lists 3, and "Visual Arts" 8.
I find these numbers curious given the United States' priorities in terms of allocating federal funding. Or, perhaps to properly reflect our country's priorities, the numbers should read way lower.
Lately more frustrated than ever about the choices we are making. We say we care about for example, the future of libraries.Then we compile Amazon wishlists and feel gleeful at the thought of insouciantly spending money instead of worrying every dollar and click click to concatenate consumer regret. I am also talking about myself. Guilty.
I hereby vow that - despite my current and seeming future position of straddling the poverty line - I will make every effort to avoid buying books from Amazon (even textbooks) and will reinvigorate my passion for local booksellers by showing up like I used to - before I started grad school for the second time and became an MLIS/IT techie drone.
Go buy paper books!
"YOU WILL NEVER OWN YOUR E-BOOKS."
Here are some links to get you nice and pissed and fiery plus some links to fave Bay Area bookshops.
If you wish, I am also glad to pass along many resources concerning libraries, the future of libraries, e-books, etc. Backchannel for biblio.