Stacks & Facts

Amazon has No Business Replacing Public Libraries

I never thought I’d have to make a video called “Should Amazon Replace Libraries?” But then a certain poorly-written and not-researched op-ed in Forbes came out, and I was left with no choice.

Contrary to popular beliefs, libraries are not — I repeat, NOT — dying. Nor are they obsolete. And we certainly shouldn’t be replacing them with anything by Amazon, or any other commercial entity.

In fact, there’s likely no place in your community that’s innovating as hard, for the benefit of everyone, as your local library. Let’s talk about how.

If you want to see how much a library can save YOU based on YOUR usage, here’s a handy calculator.

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If you have some spare cash, consider donating to your local library! If you want to help me make videos though, I’ll never turn down a few bucks: https://www.paypal.me/PeterMusser