A Nation of Bookworms?

Published May 25, 2021

The book, which is in a comparative perspective, is intended for foreign readers and presents the Czech population in terms of reading culture. The starting point is statistical research of readers and reading.

Individual chapters contextualize Czech cultural realities and analyze individual segments and phenomena of reading culture – reading, digital reading, public libraries, book market, reader socialization (school, family), time devoted to reading, and value preferences (most popular titles and authors), etc. The author asks questions about the main features of Czech reading culture today, at the time of the ongoing digital revolution, as well as about what makes it different from reading cultures in other countries. The book contains a number of useful tables and graphs.

Available here.