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The Reading Habit

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 1 April 1929


WHY do we read? A few days ago J might have been content with a straightforward answer. People read, I would have said, either because they wanted to or because they had to—in other words, because they were interested or because they needed information for some purpose or other. Now, I would not be so rash, for I have been reading a recent American study of the reading habit, and find that it is a much more complicated matter.


McCOLVIN, L.R. (1929), "The Reading Habit", Library Review, Vol. 2 No. 4, pp. 197-202.




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