Wednesday, December 26, 2012
What country publishes more books per capita than any other country in the world? If you said Iceland you would be correct! Most of these books are sold between September and November because "The culture of giving books as presents is very deeply rooted in how families perceive Christmas as a holiday." It is so ingrained it actually has a name Jolabokaflod, or the "Christmas Book Flood." I have always wanted to visit Iceland because it looks so beautiful, and now I want to even more. Read more about Iceland's "Book Flood" as well as their attitudes towards libraries at NPR.