I decided to start preparing for a new project and so needed some rather obscure books in a hurry. I ordered them at 3.17 pm yesterday and they arrived at 11.00 am this morning.
This is not good for bookshops. I doubt any local shop would have stocked the books, and they would not have delivered them to my door.
Presumably, on Kindle or a Sony reader, it could be quicker still - downloaded almost instantaneously as soon as I wanted it. I still like the feel of a book in my hand though. I'm old-fashioned that way.
On page 279. Slow.