How expensive are books in your country?
11 May 07
Books are fairly expensive here, especially hard covers. I know the price of everything rises but with some things, the price seems to go up more. I remember as a kid I could buy a bestseller for about the price of a coffee and a piece of cake! There is a real push for child literacy here, yet kids books are really expensive too. Maybe more people would want to read if books weren't so expensive!
• Ahmedabad, India
11 May 07
Yes, here in India too books are expensive. But people are becoming selective too! And yes for the choice few people are ready to spend what ever price is there! Bur reading is still not expensive so I am happy with that!
• United States
12 May 07
Books are not that bad in the United States. Most only cost between $10.00 to $18.00 which I feel is a steal for some books. Paperback and children's novels tend to be cheaper, in the range of $6.00-$8.00. Plus, America has so many public libraries that if I see a book that's too expensive in price, I can just borrow it and read it.