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Ann Arbor District Library Notes Rise In Requests For Discontinued Dr. Seuss Books


There has been a spike in interest, and sales, for Dr. Seuss' discontinued books.  WEMU's Heather Irvine checks in with the Ann Arbor District Library on their Seuss titles.

Dr. Seuss remains a popular author, and the six books the Dr. Seuss Foundation discontinuedlast week are much older in terms of Seuss canon.  The Ann Arbor District Library has multiple copies of each.  In rhyme with the increase of their sales in stores and online, Library Director Josie Parkeris noticing an uptick in requests for the author and the specific titles, which is not unusual.

"Since the foundation announced that the books would not be published, there has been increased interest in them, which is logical. People want to see for themselves what is this about."

Parker says Ann Arborites are inquisitive and attributes this to the surge in requests. 

"Ann Arbor is a reader town, so whenever something like this happens, they, you know, they're curious."

You can get them here or there but cannot get them everywhere.
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— Heather Irvine is a writer/reporter for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact her at 734.487.3363 or email her studio@wemu.org

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