Book sales in the first five months of this year grew by a lower-than-expected 1-2% as people's purchasing power declined, says an industry source.
Provincial books fairs aim to promote reading habits among rural people, says Mr Worapan. APICHIT JINAKUL
The lower purchasing power was caused by the first-time car buyer scheme, which left people with little to spend on other activities, said Worapan Lokitsataporn, president of the Publishers and Booksellers Association of Thailand (Pubat).
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