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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 [...]

S. Korean Adults Read 7.5 Books Every Year, Down by 1.9 Books Since 2017

S. Korean Adults Read 7.5 Books Every Year, Down by 1.9 Books Since 2017

SEOUL, March 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean adults are reading fewer books as video platforms such as YouTube and Netflix continue to replace them. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism reported on Wednesday that South Korean adults read an average of 7.5 books, both paper and electronic editions combined, every year. Compared to [...]