This fall, newspapers and book blogs declared the following weird news to shoppers: “October is the new December.” What, I wondered, does that mean? The augurs explained that there is likely to be a shortage of books in December. The bookstores are going to run out of books, I guess.
That sounded unlikely. Microchips, maybe. There might be a shortage of robots. But USA Today, NPR, and The New York Times warn us about the book shortage.
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