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Hi Chris, great post. I’m glad you expanded on our Twitter Chat discussion about trashy magazines. I know that very little will change in relation to the purchase of trashy magazines, but I think it’s important for librarians to talk about. I wonder whether if public libraries provided online access to these magazines as e-magazines (?) it would encourage more people to learn to use technology. I also wonder whether libraries need to purchase the entire selection of trashy magazines. I feel that by purchasing these magazines it makes the library complicit with the actions of the paparazzi, the misogyny and racism of celebrity “culture” and the questionable ethics of big business.