According to Forbes, the global e-book industry generated $8.4 billion in revenue in 2013, compared to $53.9 billion in global print revenue. Greenwich Library uses the Overdrive digital library, implemented by public libraries across the country, to allow users to download library books directly to their e-readers. [...] Overdrive has really improved access and library staff at reference desks are comfortable helping our patrons no matter what device they bring in. According to data from the Association of American Publishers, e-book sales dropped 7.5 percent in the first three months of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. According to the American Booksellers Association, retail sales at bookstores were up almost every month in 2015 compared to 2014.
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