Originally Posted by kindlekitten
Well I am kind of disappointed by this revelation but I do not think it is stupid. From a business stand point it would not make sense to allow unlimited lending of books. One could probably get a group together of about 26 people and decide what book each one would buy and organize a lending schedule where each would share their books. Conceivably one could read for a whole year with only buying one book from Barnes and Noble (assuming one reads one book every 14 days.) This is still a good deal for maybe two people getting together and coming up with their own plan of lending. Now if publishers severely restrict the books that can be shared it is a different story altogether.