Reading Facts

9% of Americans belong to a book club.

* 59% have a library card.

* 84% have bookcases or bookshelves in their homes, up from 58% in 1953.

* The average American home has 154 books in it.

* More than 104 million adults exchanged books during the 1994 holiday season.

* In 1988, consumers spent twice as much on Pepsi products as they did on books.

Source: Gallup Poll News Service; American Booksellers Assn.

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