The Library of Regress

The new library that no one in Logan asked for, that very few residents are clamoring for and that is being proposed for a location that should be used for retail shopping just will not go away. It’s back! And it just as bewildering to sensible people as ever. I covered this subject a year ago. I thought that this short-sighted idea would fade away with the implausibility of the premise. For the uneducated, allow me to offer a primer. Logan Mayor Craig Petersen last year suggested that Logan City…

Cache Valley: Books don’t make money

What’s wrong with used books?” “They’ve already been read.” —From the film, “Back to School” Books don’t make money. Especially books that are lent out for free. And few people read books anymore. Reading a book requires effort. Effort is for suckers. I read books, but I am a weirdo. Only a nutjob in this world of lightning-fast gratification would consider sitting on a couch, or at a coffeehouse, with a book in their hands to be a stimulating endeavor. And I almost never buy books. I usually borrow books…