Reading Habits in France

  • 12% of adults do not read at all
  • 88% of French adults read to some extent
  • Women read the most books
  • The three most popular genres are:
    • Novels
    • Practical books
    • Comic books

How often do French people read?

  • 60% of French adults read a lot or occasionally
  • 28% of  French adults read a little
  • In total, 88% of French adults read to some extent
  • 12% of adults do not read at all
  • There has been a significant decline in the number of French adults that do not read
    • In 2016, 16% of French adults did not read
    • Currently, 12% of French adults do not read at all
    • That is a 25% decrease in the number of French adults that do not read

Digital book formats in France

  • 22% of French people have read an ebook
  • 14% of French adults have listened to an audiobook
  • 29% of audiobook listeners read more than 20 books each year
  • 28% of audiobook listeners have read an ebook

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