OverDrive helps people get back into reading during the pandemic

Posted at 8:22 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 12:16:53-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — When the pandemic shut down schools and closed public libraries, a tech company helped put the written word back in people's hands.

The OverDrive company says its helped millions of readers around the globe to read 50 books per second, 24-hours a day.

Founder and CEO Steve Potash says there's a huge demand for digital books.

Surprisingly, even older readers are embracing the new trend.

OverDrive says it's seen a big interest in social justice titles.

Books written by authors of color and books about racism have also been flying off the digital shelves.