The coronavirus pandemic has made people spend more time at home, and the reading time has also increased.
According to the Korean Times on the 14th, towards the end of the year, South Korea’s largest bookstore chain, Education Baowenku, online bookstore Yes24 and Interpark, have released their “year-end summary”.
According to the South Korean Financial News website, the five reading themes of TEP Library this year are “Pandemic”, “Alone”, “Untact”, “Stock Market” and “Education”.
The English initials of these five themes just constitute the keyword “Pause”, reflecting the social state caused by the pandemic. Yes24, the online bookstore, also selected five keywords similar to the teaching library, including “with the coronavirus pandemic”, “homeschooling”, “the era of financial technology”, “mixed culture” and “media sellers”. Interpark chose keywords such as “coronavirus” and “recent bookstore”.
The report concluded that the keywords that ranked first in the three bookstores were all related to the coronavirus pandemic.
The pandemic has not only made relevant scientific books sell well, but also promoted the sales growth of books that predict changes in various fields of society in the post-pandemic era.
In addition, readers have also shown great interest in education, self-development and financial management due to the changes brought about by the pandemic.