U.S. Gov: ‘All Books Must Have Round Corners’
In a shocking move, the U.S. Product Safety Alliance has put forth a recommendation to require all new hardcover books to have rounded corners.
“The sharp corners of hardcover books injure thousands of U.S. citizens every year. Just as rounded corners on board books have exponentially increased toddler safety, we expect rounded corners on hardcover books for children and adults will have a similar effect. “
Lawmakers are currently drafting legislation, with a vote expected to pass this spring.
Goodreads, the world’s most popular social media platform for readers, has proven to be an early adopter, pre-emptively rounding the corners of every book displayed on the site:
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