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Seldes discusses the second annual WNYC Book Festival.
He goes on to discuss magazines, which are more widely read, it contrast to books, which are often expensive. He wonders of educators have failed to make reading an enjoyable habit.
Seldes discusses censorship, and its relationship to circulation and age level of readers. He discusses the large readership of Byron, and the change in proportion required in order to be deemed popular. Seldes ends with a discussion of paper back books.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 71515
Municipal archives id: LT3094