Last Sunday was the last day of National Book Fair at the Queen Sirikit convention centre, where your beloved correspondent had a booth.
The bad news was that book customers are dwindling, and not just at my booth. The worldwide trend is away from physical books and towards e-books. Sadly in Thailand, the trend is simply away from physical books.
The good news? My booth wasn't so far from the centre's restaurant and bar, the latter of which I spent a lot of my time in between dwindling customers. The lesser degree of readers was thus more than made up for by the ever increasing degrees of the beverages.
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