It’s the end of July and college students are not only working summer jobs and perfecting their golden tans, they’re also escaping with a good book—one that doesn’t have anything to do with school work. Yes, college students still read for pleasure and they’re not only choosing what they want to read during their school breaks, but more than half purchase those books using their own money. According to a recent study by Barnes & Noble College, 52 percent of students bought the book they’re currently reading or last read for pleasure themselves, and 11 percent bought those books at the campus bookstore. So while students continue to enjoy a beloved American tradition—relaxing in the sun with a good book—they’re also pulling out their own wallets to do it.
Source: Barnes & Noble College | College Insights