July 13, 2009

Is it affordable?...

How can we increase our knowledge?...We always said that we need to read to increase our knowledge...Right?...

What I want to highlight here is, is the prices of the books is affordable for us?...
Yesterday I went to Kinokuniya bookstores in KLCC and Times Bookstores at the Pavilion.By looking at each of the books prices, can we afford to buy the books?...Maybe some of us said yes and some of them no.

Why?...

Why all the prices of the books is high?...eventhough the books is written and published by the local publisher?...sometimes the cheapest books is about RM20.Why?...

Then I look for the imported books,looking at the back of the cover,it priced about 16.99 pounds sterling. If let say that a person living in UK earn about thousands pounds a month,they still can afford to buy a books which is about 17 pounds.

Compared to us in Malaysia,if the priced 16.99 pounds(x5.8) it is equal to RM99.So,if they earn RM1000 per month,they had sepnd 10 % of their wage for just a book compared to the person live in UK which spend 1.7 % only.


Look at the huge difference.As a student,can we afford to buy books with the price?...

Here, I would to ask whoever is dropping by at my blog to give their opinion this issue.

1 comment:

Andrew L said...

Perhaps we need more community libraries, and less bookstores.