Books and Reading Culture
It also needs to be noted that nusantara's (archipelagic) literary activities are traditionally collective in nature, with stories being imparted to a group of listeners orally.
Kompas reported (6/5/2022) that the Covid-19 pandemic had increasingly hit book sales and the reading culture in Indonesia. It is not easy to encourage parents and children to develop an interest in reading and have an affinity for books. With the pandemic eroded the people’s purchasing power, they saw buying books or other reading sources as being at the bottom of their priorities. After all, inviting children to enjoy books in the library or bookstore has not been a common practice for parents in Indonesia.