Books in France

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Statista Dossier on books in France

This dossier contains statistical information about the book industry and the reading habits of people in France. While the first chapter provides statistics on the book market, the rest of the study offers data about book readers: who they are, what they read, as well as how they access books.

Table of contents

  • 1. Book market
    • Number of books sold in France 2010-2017

    • Book production volume in France 2010-2018

    • Production of commercial books in France 2010-2018

    • Books: average number of copies printed in France 2010-2017

    • Book references available in France 2010-2018

    • Book references sold in France 2010-2018

    • Digital book sales value in France 2010-2017

    • Best selling books in France 2018

    • Book exports value in France 2010-2017

    • Share of translated books among marketed production of books in France 2009-2018

    • Marketed production of book translations in France 2009-2018

  • 2. Perception of book reading
    • Book reading importance in households in France 2015

    • Purpose of reading books in France 2019

    • Reasons for book gifting in France 2019

    • Views on the benefits of reading in France 2019

    • Reasons for reading among book readers in France 2019, by gender

    • Importance of reading according to French 2019

    • Breakdown of importance given to book reading in France 2015, by age

  • 3. Profile of book readers
    • Reading consumption distribution in France 2019

    • Avid book readers in France 2015, by age

    • Book reading penetration in France 2017, by gender

    • Presence of books at home as a child in France 2015

    • Purposes of reading books in France 2015, by age group

    • French readers opinion of their own reading consumption 2015, by age

  • 4. Reading habits
    • Book reading penetration in France 2019, by format

    • Number of books read on average in France 2019, by format

    • Most popular book genres read in France 2019

    • Number of digital and print books read annually in France 2019

    • Book-related practices carried out by French parents 2015

    • Reading frequency of book consumers in France 2017, by age

    • Most popular book reading locations in France 2019

    • Preferred book reading occasions in France 2015

  • 5. Access method to books
    • Main modes of access to books in France 2019

    • People to whom French people offer books 2019

    • Book buying: place of purchase in France 2019

    • Reasons for not buying books in bookstores in France 2019

    • Frequency of borrowing books at a library or at a media library in France 2019

    • Library lending penetration among book readers in France 2015, by age

    • Reasons for not borrowing books from libraries in France 2019

    • Path to purchase: choosing a book in France 2019

  • 6. Trends
    • Reasons for choosing a book in France 2019

    • Purchase incentives for books in France 2015, by gender

    • Book purchase incentives in France 2015, by age group

    • Impulse buying: book purchase incentives in France 2019

    • Breakdown of reasons for not reading more books in France 2015

    • Reasons that encourage reading more books in France 2019

    • E-reader penetration in France from Q1 2013 to January 2015

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