Hours spent reading books in Iran and around the world in 2016

EgyptA report by the Egyptian Cabinet's Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) revealed that 88 percent of Egyptian families are not interested in reading anything other than school books. Researchers attributed the lack of interest in reading to the fact that Egyptians focus on other "life priorities," especially given low incomes and high book prices.The report noted that 1.8 million Egyptians visited the last Cairo International Book Fair, a fraction of Egypt's 80 million people.