See, I’m telling ya – it all goes back to the characters being able to think for themselves. Once they begin to think for themselves, they start to have flashbacks of who they really are. And isn’t a library full of books a great way for people to start thinking for themselves? You read a book and start to theorize about why a certain character behaves a certain way, then you start to draw parallels about your own life. For the Storybrooke characters they would be reading about things they have never experienced before. It would almost guarentee they would choose to deviate from their Storybrooke course = thinking for themselves.