Recently, we debated whether or not we needed bookstores anymore, but now, the question should be: Do we need books?
Via Slashdot: A library in Surrey, British Columbia has the goal of checking out people. That’s right, people. Want to learn more about a debilitating disease or what it was like to grow up in Russia? Why, go to your local library of course and check out someone that has been there AND done that. The “experts” on these life experiences will be able to be “checked-out” and you can chat with them at the convenient library café.
It’s a neat idea, even if too much time on hard shelves seems bad for the circulation.