People browse books at the Seoul International Book Fair at COEX in Seoul on Wednesday. /Yonhap
The annual Seoul International Book Fair kicked off at COEX in southern Seoul on Wednesday.
The event aims to bring a breath of fresh air to Korea's publishing industry and further promote reading to the public.
Book reading in Korea has been declining to the point that people do not even read a single book a month. Last year, the average Korean read a total of 8.7 books a year, down one from the previous year.