SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of interior design and home organization books have marked robust growth on the back of the prolonged ‘stay-at-home’ trend resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
According to local online bookstore Yes 24, sales of the books that are classified as ‘interior design’ and ‘arrangement and storage’ in the ‘home and housekeeping’ category grew by 40.6 percent in 2020 compared to 2019, the year before the COVID-19 crisis.
After suffering negative growth during the period from 2017 to 2019, sales of books related to interior design and home organization rebounded sharply in 2020.
The increase is likely to result from Koreans opting to stay at home more due to the pandemic, as in interest in creating more comfortable and convenience private space increased sharply.
Among the people who purchased interior design and home organization books last year, those in their 30s and 40s accounted for 30.8 percent and 41.8 percent, respectively, of the total, while 71.4 percent of the book purchasers were women.
Riding on the strong demand, a flurry of new books have been released this year.
The number of new interior design and home organization books that were released in the January to April period of this year totaled 17, equivalent to last year’s annual total of 36.
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