To test the hypothesis of widespread dissemination of books in book stores, let’s perform a little test. Go forth to your LBS (that’s local book store this time, not local bike shop as usual) and see if you can find the following titles:

Report back 🙂

(If you have bought or seen any similar titles in physical stores, that counts too. My concern is that even though books may be distributed in principle, it does not hold in practice given that 75,000 new titles are published annually.)

Originally posted 2010-05-19 10:33:30.