Literary Speed Dating

Speed dating for book worms and a way for libraries to bring in young people.

One logistical snag is the preponderance of women. Libraries reported difficulties attracting men in sufficient numbers. In downtown Fort Collins, an event had to be canceled when no men signed up. At the San Francisco event, the sign-up ratio was about one man to every five women. (The one exception seemed to be the same-sex night, when more than twice as many gay men turned up as lesbians.)

Another reason for men to start reading more. What’s that story about the shoe salesman? “Good news, they don’t wear shoes yet”?