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Patron 1: I want to read that book, too.
Patron 2: It sounds great!

Patron 1: I bet, with your young eyes, that you could read a regular sized print version of it.
Patron 2: Do you have any idea how long the hold list is for the regular version is?

Patron 2: I guess you do.


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4 thoughts on “462”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve actually had this happen at the library I work at. People tend to forget about the large print. I was looking up a book for a patron and it had a fairly long hold list but the large print was sitting on the shelf.

  2. Smithnik says:

    Sure, but often the large print version is thicker and physically more awkward to carry around. For some people that’s a drawback. The really odd thing is that the same thing happens with e-book editions at our library.

    1. Elizabeth says:

      Surprisingly, I haven’t found that to be the case. Most of our large print books are around the same size as regular print books. I’m not sure how that works, but there you go.

  3. Robert no longer in San Diego says:

    Large print books tend to be a bit larger, and tend to be more often hardcover. You want to hear complaints about the accessible version being unwieldy compared to the mass market paperback, talk or text to the Braille users….

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