Faced with the pandemic, young bibliophiles are turning to second-hand books

the essential While certain activities have disappeared from the daily lives of young people since the start of the pandemic, reading has never been such a popular activity, according to a new study by La Bourse aux Livres, an app free book resale.According to them, 67% of used book consumers are under 45 years old.

The confinements and the various restrictions linked to the health crisis will not have had only negative consequences in the lives of young people.Many of them took the opportunity to take refuge in reading, this activity that Montesquieu described as "the sovereign remedy against the dislikes of life ".According to the Book Exchange (LBAL), 17% of consumers of used books are between 18 and 24 years old.The phenomenon is even more marked among millennials since they are 45% at look to the occasion to find something to fill their library."We were surprised to see such enthusiasm, we have something very positive in a particular period for all, it is reassuring to note that the French prefer to turn to reading, ”says Alexandre Taillandier, co-founder of La Bourse aux Livres.

But these young bibliophiles have definite tastes when it comes to second-hand books, and while it is often said that they prefer comics and manga, many have turned to literary classics during this particular period."The Animal Farm" by George Orwell has been one of the most purchased books on LBAL in recent months, as has "Your second life begins when you realize you only have one" by Raphaëlle Giordano.If the novelist approaches the art of transforming his life to find the path to well-being and happiness, the Briton recounts the fall of an animal republic based on equality.

Posted Date: 2021-03-07

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