Libraries and bookshops : competitive or coopérative institutions ?
Publicity about the attribution of the market to the wholesalers done by the booksellers of Marseille raises again the problem of the place of the libraries and bookshops in the economy and diffusion of the books. This reveals a tendancy to favour pure management. The coexistence of two laws confirms that : the « Loi Lang » and the code of public markets. In spite of that, a cultural policy for the books is always possible. It also depends on the librarians intention of no submitting to the pure economy. What will be the price to fight off the illeterate condition ?