Take it from the Buenos Aires Book Fair, which ranks among the most important in the world. At least 93 percent of attendees of the 2016 edition aged 16-24 had read “at least one book” last year. It’s nothing to write home about, certainly. One book a year cannot thrill anyone (and it remains to be seen if survey respondents told the truth, as opposed to lying because of shame).
Yet what is interesting is a majority read printed books: 52.5 percent, according to their responses. The rest do it through electronic devices. The breakdown of the remaining 47.5 percent is the following: 35 percent do it on a PC, followed by a 19 percent who do it on their smartphones, a 17 percent on tablets and, last and least, e-books, with 8.6 percent.