Main modes of access to books in France 2019

This statistic displays the results of a survey on how French people do get the books they read in 2019. It appears that most of readers in France usually bought a new book. However, it appears that they were 33 percent to have purchased second-hand books.

When it comes to buying books, it seems that French people are turning less and less to bookstores. Thus, a majority of people in France purchase their books in large stores specialized in cultural products.

How did you get the last books you have read?

Share of respondents
Purchase of a new book82%
Purchase of a second-hand book33%
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Release date

March 2019



Survey time period

January 11-22, 2019

Number of respondents

944 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

Book readers

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

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