Iceland publishes more books per capita than any other country in the world, with five titles published for every 1,000 Icelanders. But what’s really unusual is the timing: Historically, a majority of books in Iceland are sold from late September to early November. It’s a national tradition, and it has a name: Jolabokaflod, or the “Christmas Book Flood.”
This is rather fascinating, an article on NPR about the Christmas Book Flood phenomenon in Iceland. How wonderful to live in such a bookish culture!
Happy Christmas to those celebrating today; happy arbitrary-day-off-work to fellow atheists. :)
Hugs and good cheer,