Canada: big on reading, low on promotion
| Jan 31, 2011
When the first nationwide count of book buying and borrowing weighs in this week with its numbers, Canadians may be surprised by how many books they brought home in just one week: It’s safe to predict the number will be in the millions. Sales figures already show that Canadians buy more than one million a week; urban library systems report weekly print circulation numbers in the tens or even hundreds of thousands.
The National Reading Summit fears that Canada lags other countries in promoting reading among the populace; however, it will be celebrating Canadians’ demonstrable enthusiasm for books. To learn more, read the full article by Kate Taylor in the Arts section of The Globe and Mail website.