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Bahrain: Burning Books is Depressing

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, North America, Bahrain, U.S.A., Ideas, Literature

Bint Battuta from Bahrain is distressed [1] that books are being burned in the US because readers are on the decline.
“I can think of so many schools, libraries, and community groups that would appreciate the 20 000 books that this store owner plans to burn… And yes, the places I'm thinking of are not in the States, but I can't believe that there is really no longer a culture of reading there,” she writes.