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Children’s Books, Secondhand Books Gain Popularity as Coronavirus Pandemic Drags On

Children’s Books, Secondhand Books Gain Popularity as Coronavirus Pandemic Drags On

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Social quarantine measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus are prompting more people to read books. E-commerce giant Wemakeprice reported a 49 percent jump in book sales between July and September. Children’s books for homeschooling, in particular, were also in high demand as more schools have opted for [...]

S. Korean Celebrities Read Books to Housebound Children

S. Korean Celebrities Read Books to Housebound Children

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Save the Children, a nongovernment organization for international relief and development, is conducting a “Save with Stories” challenge in which popular stars read fairy tales. The challenge was arranged with a number of South Korean celebrities reading children’s stories out loud to help kids who are home-bound during quarantine [...]