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Two librarians explored the importance of recreational reading in academic libraries. They suggest "blurring the lines between recreational reading and research, academic librarians can attempt to increase students’ critical thinking, college preparedness in reading, reading behavior, and the likelihood of continued use of libraries beyond graduation."
The Pew Research Center released a study on reading preferences for Americans in 2016. They note "the share of Americans who have read a book in the last year is largely unchanged since 2012; more Americans read print books than either read e-books or listen to audio books."
Roughly a quarter of U.S. adults (27%) say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year, whether in print, electronic or audio form, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted Jan. 8 to Feb. 7. Who are these non-book readers?