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Croats Reading on Average 4 Books a Year

bookreadingOne in two Croatian citizens read an average of four books a year, a GfK survey has revealed…

Citizens living in Zagreb, Primorje and Dalmatia, and up to the age of 25 (61%) are reading more than the average, with the most books read are taken out at the library (51%), followed by ones borrowed from a friend (38%).

There is a 50-50 split between books read by international and local authors, but the majority of books read (89%) are in the Croatian language. English is the next most popular (9%). In the last 3 months one in five had purchased a book in Croatia. 68% of respondents said that they read books on a computer, whilst 19% said they read a book on their smartphone and just 1% on an e-book reader. 72% of people surveyed said that they read the daily newspaper online.

Croatia marks World Book Day today with Night of Books being held across the country. Library’s, museums, and book shops in Croatia on Thursday will promote international book day with a range of various programmes.

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