Lockdown reading in ... the Czech Republic
At Radio Prague International Ruth Fraňková reports that Czechs borrow record-high number of books from libraries, as readers stocked up for the latest lockdown a few weeks ago.
Municipal Library in Prague spokesperson Lenka Hanzlíková reports:
People used the last day we were open, which was October 21, to the full. Many of them borrowed up to 60 books, the maximum that can be borrowed at once, to make sure they have enough for the during of the closure. Traditionally the biggest demand was for fiction.
Sixty books ! That's a lot to lug home.