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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
Read eight books, any books you want, write down the titles, and receive a free book. That is one of many reading programs Barnes & Noble of Bakersfield is putting together for children this summer.
Monday on "First Look with Scott Cox," bookstore media relations director Cody Meek talked about the future of books and how the bookstore promotes reading outside school.
"Reading is reading," Meek said. "Whether your picking up a hard-cover book, paperback or reading on a Nook, anything that gets people reading is great."
Simulcast host Scott Cox asked Meek why Barnes & Noble allows people to sit on a couch and read a book without purchasing it.
Meek said the company encourages people to sit and read the first couple of chapters of a book, because if it's interesting you'll most likely purchase it.
If you're free at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Meek said they always have a weekly story time for toddlers that includes snacks.