Sunday, July 02, 2017

New museum about writers in Chicago has few books!

Washington Post has a story by Karen Heller about  new museum in Chicago devoted to writers, but, as she asks, “Where are the books”?

It’s the American Writers Museum.  It is said to be inspired by the Spy Museum in Washington (and maybe the Crime and Punishment museum, which has closed).

You would wonder if there would be a section devoted to e-books, like Kindle.

There is still a cultural battle in the writers’ community, as to whether writers have a moral duty to help independent bookstores stay in business, and to become involved with literacy projects. It may be in “our” self-interest to do so. 

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