Reading on the Subway

Yesterday, the New York Times published a story about the daily ritual of thousands of New York commuters who read on the way to and from work.

The story reminded us of (among other things) that, over a decade ago, the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library operated a kiosk library in one of the downtown MARTA stops. The experiment didn’t last long, but, for as long as that kiosk was around, it must’ve been a nice amenity for MARTA commuters who occasionally forgot to bring along something to read on their ride back home.

Found at the September 4th edition of Shelf Awareness

September 7th Update: Over 6,000 people responded to the New York Times’ recent invitation to their readers to tell the Times what magazine and/or book and/or newspaper they had most recently read on the subway.  The top ten answers in each of those three categories was posted here.

Found at The Displaced Kiwi


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