Paris Readers Have Access to Twice as Many Public Libraries as the Planet’s Other Major Cities

According to an article in The Guardian, Among the findings of a recently-published study that compared institution-based cultural offerings of 12 cities worldwide:

“[Paris] has 830 public libraries compared to Shanghai’s 477, London’s 383, Tokyo’s 377, Johannesburg’s 234, New York’s 220, Sydney’s 154 and Berlin’s 88. Paris also has more bookshops – 1,025 to London’s 802, although Tokyo has the most (1,675); Shanghai has 1,322 and Johannesburg has 1,020.”

Found at Shelf Awareness

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