Conclusion

How does Czech reading culture look overall?

… a reading culture that generates few non-readers, but not too many above-average readers either (whose number is falling in any case), and yet with a fairly large number of readers who are high above the average (i.e. “passionate“ readers);

… a reading culture dominated by a very small urbanization barrier; conurbation size does not play a prominent role in the Czechs attitude towards reading;

… a reading culture with a very high gender barrier – and a large gap between women and men (in favour of women) ;

… a reading culture without an age barrier, but in which reading falls significantly in middle age;

… a reading culture in which an age barrier does appear for digital reading (in favour of the youngest) and for all activities associated with the internet;

… a reading culture in which the number of people who look at a book every day is slowly decreasing, but as a culture with an invariable average number of minutes spent every day on reading (books);

… a reading culture in which reading and digitality do not compete: strong readers are also strong internauts;

… a reading culture with greatly expanding domestic libraries;

… a reading culture that retains a fairly positive attitude towards public libraries, although we see a declining number of people who go there, but without a substantial reduction in the number of visits;

… a reading culture in which the custom of seeing books as gifts is very widespread;

… a reading culture which still inclines more towards a conservative attitude to the book market (citizens of the Czech Republic primarily buy books at traditional bookshops);

… a reading culture in which the family plays the most important role in the formation of the socio-cultural readership pattern; all other environments play a secondary role; women are more dependent than men on the family environment; men find their way to books on their own to a much greater extent;