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Exit Lines LOGOS Exit Lines (Quotations which throw sidelights on the L O G O S theme. Readers are invited to send contributions.) T O O M U C H T E C H N O L O G Y IN LIBRARIES... Public libraries in many Washington suburbs find themselves spending substantial amounts of money on new equipment and large-scale modernizations even while cutting the money that is needed to keep libraries open. In some cases, branch libraries with the newly updated systems cannot open at all. The Washington Post . . . O R T O O LITTLE? In today's economic context, the need for universities and libraries to install Bookbanks is obvious. It would save enormous space in book storage ar\d be infinitely more economi• cal than the purchase of the thousands of books a typical bank would house. N a t h a n i e l Lande in Publishers Weekly N O BIG DINNERS, PLEASE... ...there is something wrong with a culture that needs a televised prize-giving dinner before it will take literature seriously. Blake Morrison in the UK's Independent .. .JUST COFFEE A N D D O U G H N U T S The ideal panel for literary prizes is a group of harmless but well-read drudges who are happy with modest honorariums and the free coffee and doughnuts served at meetings. Paul Gray in Time Magazine, commenting on the Turner Tomorrow Awards CHILDREN'S BOOKS ARE D O I N G WELL... Comments from all segments of the industry reflect a confidence that children's publishing will ride out the country's current economic slump without suffering severe losses. Publishers Weekly .. . A L M O S T EVERYWHERE "What are you going to buy with the money you got from Grandpa for Christmas?" "I thought maybe I'd use it to buy a book." "A WHAT?/" Dialogue from Peanuts cartoon strip IF IT TAKES A M O N T H T O G E T A BOOK... At the Society of Authors' annual meeting last month, 1 was glad to see that the biggest round of applause was won by an author who complained that it had taken a month to get a copy of a book which she had ordered from WH Smith. A n t h o n y Sampson in the UK's Independent ...TRY S H O U T I N G Here's what to ask for this season, preferably in an assertive tone, followed by "Whattya mean, 'out of stock' - you call yourself a bookstore? Order it now!" William Safire in New York Times LOGOS 3/1 © WHURR PUBUSHERS 1992 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Logos Brill

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LOGOS Exit Lines (Quotations which throw sidelights on the L O G O S theme. Readers are invited to send contributions.) T O O M U C H T E C H N O L O G Y IN LIBRARIES... Public libraries in many Washington suburbs find themselves spending substantial amounts of money on new equipment and large-scale modernizations even while cutting the money that is needed to keep libraries open. In some cases, branch libraries with the newly updated systems cannot open at all. The Washington Post . . . O R T O O LITTLE? In today's economic context, the need for universities and libraries to install Bookbanks is obvious. It would save enormous space in book storage ar\d be infinitely more economi• cal than the purchase of the thousands of books a typical bank would house. N a t h a n i e l Lande in Publishers Weekly N O BIG DINNERS, PLEASE... ...there is something wrong with a culture that needs a televised prize-giving dinner before it will take literature seriously. Blake Morrison in the UK's Independent .. .JUST COFFEE A N D D O U G H N U T S The ideal panel for literary prizes is a group of harmless but well-read drudges who are happy with modest honorariums and the free coffee and doughnuts served at meetings. Paul Gray in Time Magazine, commenting on the Turner Tomorrow Awards CHILDREN'S BOOKS ARE D O I N G WELL... Comments from all segments of the industry reflect a confidence that children's publishing will ride out the country's current economic slump without suffering severe losses. Publishers Weekly .. . A L M O S T EVERYWHERE "What are you going to buy with the money you got from Grandpa for Christmas?" "I thought maybe I'd use it to buy a book." "A WHAT?/" Dialogue from Peanuts cartoon strip IF IT TAKES A M O N T H T O G E T A BOOK... At the Society of Authors' annual meeting last month, 1 was glad to see that the biggest round of applause was won by an author who complained that it had taken a month to get a copy of a book which she had ordered from WH Smith. A n t h o n y Sampson in the UK's Independent ...TRY S H O U T I N G Here's what to ask for this season, preferably in an assertive tone, followed by "Whattya mean, 'out of stock' - you call yourself a bookstore? Order it now!" William Safire in New York Times LOGOS 3/1 © WHURR PUBUSHERS 1992

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