New generation buying books to ‘express their personalities


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There are many reasons to buy a book, from learning about a new topic to the pure entertainment of immersing oneself in a different world.

A new generation has discovered one more, experts say: expressing their personalities in an increasingly online world.

Siôn Hamilton, the trading director of Foyles bookshop, said he had noticed a tendency for people to want to reflect their musical and reading tastes at home, retreating from the digital age to embrace physical objects again.

Speaking at a Hay Festival, sponsored by the Telegraph, Hamilton said Foyles’ new store had enticed a “younger, trendier, more vibrant” group of customers, who were well able to order books online but chose to visit a physical bookshop instead.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/29/new-generation-buying-books-to-express-their-personalities/

MUSLIMS BUYING UP CHRISTIAN CHURCHES ACROSS U.S.


082615iowamosque The former Catholic Church of St. John in St. Paul, Minn., which operated from 1886 to 2013, is now known as the Darul-Uloom Islamic Center and experiences heavy attendance every week.

http://www.infowars.com/muslims-buying-up-christian-churches-across-u-s/