30% of Mexicans have never visited a library in their entire lives.
40% have never set foot in a bookstore.
1 in 8 have never read a book.
We’re not a poor country. We’re not an illiterate country. Reading just isn’t valued in this country.
Sobre la Ley de Fomento para la Lectura and el Libro (About the Law for the Promotion of Reading and the Book) is dedicated to an explanation of the history behind Mexico’s new book law and what it hopes to accomplish. The full text of the law can be found here.