June 18, 2018

Book Buying Survey 2012: Book Circ Takes A Hit

With the economy still in the gutter, it’s hardly surprising that LJ’s 2012 Book Buying Survey of public libraries nationwide turned up a book budget decrease of more than two percent on average. Nor is it surprising that, as budgets are cut, some respondents have adapted their purchasing policies, particularly in the high-circ area of fiction. And with ­ebooks taking off, one might expect the materials budget breakdown to shift somewhat in their direction.