Books by the numbers

We talk so many books, here’s some interesting numbers:

  1. 45,000 books for free download on various sites, especially classics (Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, Moby Dick).  Many of the reading apps offer these same free books. For instance, iBooks offers 23,000+ free, Amazon, Kobo, Nook offer free books too.
  2. 88,000 approx average # of books per library per National Center for Education Statistics.
  3. 3,000,000 books at the Houston Public Library (100th largest), according to the American Library Association.
  4. 34,528,818 books in the Library of Congress.
  5. 500,000 books available on Oyster, the unlimited monthly book subscription service.
  6. 267 digital books on my iPad. Someday I may have to delete some … but not yet.
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