“The barriers are many: money, distance, accessibility. There is this power unbalance between those who can afford to get the latest books and those who can rely only on libraries to read something new. The shipping costs are a huge problem.”
Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a series here on Reader Voracious Blog geared at fostering a culture of understanding in the bookish community about access to books in various countries around the world. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series and catch up on previous interviews on the master post.