How expensive are books in your country?

Indonesia
May 11, 2007 12:43am CST
Books in my country are expensive. For comparison; one price of a novel, I could eat dinner two or three times.
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3 responses
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
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!
• Indonesia
12 Jun 07
Yes. I also think the same as you. If the books' prices are cheap i would definitely buy many of it. (Sorry for my late comment).
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
12 Jun 07
Yes, I love books, and would probably fill the house, if they were cheaper, lol! No worries about the late reply!
@healwell (1268)
• 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!
@Transformed (1262)
• 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.
• Indonesia
12 Jun 07
You are lucky. In my country, I have to either buy it or borrow it from books' rental. Which I still have to spend money either way. Or if my friends have it, then I could borrow it from them :)