Browse books for a National Read a Book Day read. New books and books by CC authors are located on the first floor of Tutt Library across from the Circulation Desk. And leisure reading books are located on the 4th floor.
Adults aged 18 to 29 are more likely than their elders to have read a book in the past 12 months according to the results of a study from the Pew Research Institute. 80% of this age group read a book, compared with 71% of those ages 30 to 49, 68% of those 50 to 64 and 69% of those 65 and older.
69% of those young adults reading books read in print. Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys in the U.S. indicate that millennials strongly prefer print for pleasure and learning. (The Washington Post, 2015)
So it is not a surprise that independent bookstores have increased by 27% since 2009. As the chief executive of the American Booksellers Association says “…nothing beats a physical, bricks-and-mortar store to discover books that you didn’t know about.”(New Times, 2015)
(Graph from Do College Students Read?)