Ways to acquire a paper book in the Netherlands 2019

The statistic displays the result of a survey question concerning ways to acquire a paper book in the Netherlands in 2019. As part of the survey, participants were asked how they acquired the last paper book they read. The majority of respondents indicated that they bought the last paper book they read new. Approximately 55 percent of respondents purchased a new copy of the last book they read, whereas just eight percent borrowed it from a friend or family member.

The last paper book you read, how did you get this?*

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Release date

August 2019



Survey time period

June 25, 2019 to July 1, 2019

Number of respondents

743 respondents

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

respondents who last read a paper book

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

* The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Hoe heeft u dit boek verkregen [het laatst gelezen papieren boek]?" (English: How did you get this book [the last read paper book]?)

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