Panel discussion at Lanier Library focuses on the fun of a biblioquest

Published 12:01 pm Thursday, May 11, 2023

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A panel discussion will take place at the next Live@Lanier, on Wednesday, May 24, at 1 p.m. to help readers have more fun in searching and finding a few good reads in more than a million new books. 

In 2021, 2,600 US companies published 1.5 million new book titles in fiction and non-fiction. 825.7 million print books were sold for a total of $27.9 billion. In other words, there are far more books out there than a reader could ever hope to find, buy or borrow and read. 

 To help cut this down to a manageable size, Gloria Underwood, former multi-term Lanier Board member and a proactive force in many library programs, will moderate a panel discussion of four avid readers. Their experiences range from literary fiction and crime to non-fiction and classics. 

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The purpose is to help readers have more fun searching, finding, reading, and discussing books in any genre. Hear where they go for reviews and decide what’s worthwhile to read both in and outside their usual preference zones.

Do they prefer browsing at a bookstore or online? When buying, do they have a preference for bookstores or online? Do they select by author, genre, title, cover, or other? Are they adventuresome readers? Where do they get the best prices on print, audio, and digital books? How do they organize their reading life, find more time for reading or decide when to stop reading a book? 

Listen in to these and other questions, and also join in with your own questions, thoughts, opinions, and experiences. This program is free and open to the public. Lanier Library is located at 72 Chestnut Street in Tryon.

Submitted by Vincent Verrecchio