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The Library World Volume 14 Issue 10

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 1 April 1912



WHILE there is no doubt that the system of issuing books at “net” prices is of great benefit to booksellers, there is also no doubt that, unless care is taken, it is a serious drain upon a limited book‐purchasing income. A few years ago the position had become so serious that conferences were held with a view to securing the exemption of Public Libraries from the “net” price. The attempt, as was perhaps to be expected, failed. Since that time, the system has been growing until, at the present time, practically every non‐fictional book worth buying is issued at a “net price.”


(1912), "The Library World Volume 14 Issue 10", New Library World, Vol. 14 No. 10, pp. 320-352.




Copyright © 1912, MCB UP Limited

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