You don’t have to spend much time around books before you run into copies of Readers Digest Condensed Books — lots and lots of copies. Like the magazine from which they took their name, the Readers Digest Condensed Books were hugely popular. But we’ve always wondered why. Isn’t a good book something you want to savor rather than something you want to be done with? Do folks want to go to condensed movies? Would they really prefer that the new Star Wars movie was only 45 minutes long? So it’s always been a mystery to us why people would feel that way about books. Today, the books are virtually worthless. The only time you see them (except at estate sales or at thrift stores) is when someone needs to fill a bookcase in a furniture store, or provide a background for a television interview store. One place you won’t see them is at Printed Page. We prefer the real thing!