Sales of Theological Books Jump Ahead of Pope's Visit

Koreans are snapping up books about Pope Francis ahead of the pontiff’s visit.

Sales have increased 12-fold at Korea's largest bookstore Kyobo Book Center to 2,858 books sold in July alone.

Only 10 new books about the pope were published last year, but that number jumped to 39 this year.

Three to four new books about Pope Francis have been published per week since June, covering his sermons, thoughts and other topics.

englishnews@chosun.com / Aug. 05, 2014 10:37 KST