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Picking the page turners

A visiting author can make a book a hit. So can a spot on the bestseller list. For staff at the city and county libraries, choosing the right books — and audiobooks, movies and other materials — to stock takes a lot of educated guesses. And trying to understand who Spokane readers are.

SPOKANE PUBLIC LIBRARIES
TOP CHECKOUTS, 2019

Items Circulated

1,507,819

Digital items Circulated

386,102

SPOKANE COUNTY LIBRARIES
TOP CHECKOUTS, 2019

Items Circulated

1,989,460

Digital items Circulated

610,817

Sources: Spokane and Spokane County public libraries
Molly Quinn / The Spokesman-Review

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