For almost a year, I have been helping the Waldenbooks Company in its efforts to get Americans to buy and read more books. One of the sad statistics of our society is that only 3% of the American public buys hard cover books. This points out that the home library, which was once such a staple for informed people, has lost much of its importance.

Jonathan Swift spoke of books as being “children of the brain,” but the American home has become a nursery without children. Waldenbooks, the nation’s largest bookstore chain with over 340 stores across the nation, would like to rekindle an interest in books and make a visit to a bookstore or library a regular condition of one’s week, something to look forward to.

  It is a privilege to be included in the Waldenbooks campaign.