Europe has contributed some of the most famous writers, poets, playwrights, essayists, printers and publishers.
Throughout the ages writing has been a key part of our culture, which has expressed emotions, dreams, historical facts and future aspirations in beautiful words.
Here is how many books have been published in recent years, per year, per one million people.
The usual East-West and North-South divides do not apply here, with a varied distribution of books published per capita.Britain, Slovenia, Belarus, Spain, the Czech Republic and Norway and some of the leading countries in this respect.
Why do you think this is?
Is it due to reading habits, or due to the amount of publishing houses based in those countries?
Which book are you reading at the moment?
(This map of the Number of books published per year, per 1 million people, has been designed by Jakub Marian.)
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