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Readership

The number of book readers has remained at a stable level for many years, except in the early 1990s, when some previously unknown American bestsellers appeared on the market. At present, 50 per cent of Poles read at least one book per annum.

Readership

Year% of readers% of buyers

200256 37

200458 40

20065033

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WHAT SORT OF BOOKS DO POLES BUY MOST?

Category% of buyers

Encyclopaedias, dictionaries, guides29

Textbooks and “require readings”15

Professional and specialist literature15

Youth literature and children’s books14

Romance14

Action and crime novels, thrillers14

Religious books  9

Non-fiction (letters and memoirs, biographies)  8

Science fiction, fantasy  5

Essays and commentaries  3

Spirituality, horoscopes, esoteric  2

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POLISH READING PREFERENCES

Category% of readers

Action and crime novels, thrillers20

Textbooks and “require readings”20

Romance15

Encyclopaedias, dictionaries, guides14

Professional and specialist literature12

Non-fiction (letters and memoirs, biographies)11

Youth literature and children’s books10

SF, fantasy  8

Religious books  8

Essays, “commentaries”  3

Spirituality, horoscopes, esoteric  1

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Libraries

There are 8,489 public libraries in Poland. Although their total number has been decreasing since the beginning of the 1990s. Lately, from 2004, the number of readers also has been decreasing.

Poland’s higher education institutions have developed a network of computerized libraries. Not long from now over a dozen “virtual” libraries will be in operation in Poland, using the Polish dLibra programming system.

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