Reading Around the Globe: Michelle in the Netherlands

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“With the German Amazon and Book Depository there are almost no barriers. This doesn’t apply to things like pre-order incentives or exclusive editions though. My country is excluded from those, pretty much always.”

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.

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Reading Around the Globe: Nargis in Pakistan

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“The only hurdles I face are related to the shipping of books in Pakistan. For example if I pre-order a book or request a book on the Readings website, it obviously takes weeks to reach our country. Even the cost of shipping is high.”

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.

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Reading Around the Globe: Angela in Italy

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“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.

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Reading Around the Globe: Dianthaa in Romania

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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.

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Reading Around the Globe: Catherine in Denmark

“There is a culture of reading! There are bookstores, both used and a local chain, as well as libraries available. However, the culture is significantly smaller than in other countries..”

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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.

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