Libraries refusing to carry Sam Harris' book
This is from a friend of mine on myspace. She emailed me this.
Date: Sep 21, 2006 11:46 AM
Emailed response I got from our Public Library regarding Sam Harris' books. I was looking for Letter to A Christian Nation, and found they had nothing by Sam Harris.
Thank you for your contacting us about Sam Harris's new book. The item was released September 19, 2006 according to our book supplier. We do order books suggested by our patrons, but only after consideration of topic, timeliness, price, popularity, longevity, and such. One way we do this is by looking for and reading professional reviews that may have run in newspapers, journals and magazines. Another method we use is to order items directly from reputable publishers and distributors that the library has established relationships with.
In looking over Mr. Harris's books I did not locate any professional literature reviews. The only reviews I found were on his website, and the "unsigned" review seemed questionable to me.
Based primarily on the fact that I could not locate any independent reviews, I have elected not to purchase the item you have asked about.