The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Amazon Blocks Libraries

Jun 7, 2021

More people are choosing to read books on tablets, phones or computers after downloading the books from the internet. During the pandemic, it has been safer. But Amazon doesn’t let public libraries buy the digital versions of many of the books it publishes. And other companies like Macmillan restrict when libraries may buy their digital books.

Of course, Amazon and the other publishing companies will sell people digital books. But readers without money, who depend on public libraries, are more and more left out.

It’s another way the capitalist system stands in the way of raising everyone’s cultural level.