Let’s hope the publishing industry doesn’t get any ideas

January 25, 2007 | 3

Soon after learning that books are, quite literally, cool, we now find that reading may become a more popular pastime in Thailand, but not because of a sudden interest in all things literary.

Bomb worries help book sales: After New Years Eve bomb blasts put Bangkok on edge, “Thailand’s book market looks likely to grow by 10% this year, partly thanks to the new-found preference of many to stay at home rather than going out.”

Reading: a good way to pass the time in the bomb shelter.

created The Millions and is its publisher. He and his family live in New Jersey.

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