This week I saw a girl on the train reading The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. I think her copy was a Chinese translation, but the title on the cover was in English. I saw a couple working at a coffee shop with a copy of Charlotte's Web on the table. Another man in another coffee shop had A Little Knowledge by Michael Macrone. I passed a teenage boy at the open air market in Wanchai who was carrying the British edition of the first Harry Potter book. I counted five Chinese books this week, one Lonely Planet Hong Kong guidebook and two more English paperbacks that were too far away for me to read the titles. All in all it was a very successful bookspotting week for me.
What are people reading in your town this week?