Salon du Livre Update

New statistics about reading culture are revealed during a discussion at the Salon du Livre in Casablanca: The average number of newspapers sold is approximately 13 units per 1000 inhabitants. It’s a paltry number, especially in comparison with the average of 55/1000 in the rest of the Arab world. The explanation is fairly simply: Literacy rates are lower in Morocco than they are in other Arab countries, though, judging by the article, that particular argument didn’t appear to be raised.