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'Booktuber' Emilie Coissard - aka Bulledop
'Booktuber' Emilie Coissard - aka Bulledop

How Youtube is changing the way people read books

If you like reading and want to read in French but are really not sure which book to choose, worry not. Help is at hand. Simply turn to Youtube and watch videos made by one of the 500 or so Booktubers, or Booktubeuses in French, who are keen to spread their passion for the written word.

The phenomenon began in Anglophone and Spanish-speaking countries but is now thriving in France.

Most are young women in their twenties and four of them, with between 20,000 and 57,000 followers each, have become good friends and appear regularly at book fairs, where publishers have recognised their role in encouraging ...

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