According to this interesting article about media trends in PW, on average people spend $97.04 a year on books. And they spend 107 hours per year reading books.
Yeah, I'm definitely not the average person. I wonder how many hours I spent reading last year? 107 hours a year is only 2 hours a week. I might average more like 2 hours a day. Actually, probably more than that once you figure in weekends.
And $97 a year for books? Ha! Though I have instituted a monthly book budget, which I probably won't be able to stick to.
Compare to TV: people spend $306.70 and 1,673 hours per year on the boob tube. *sigh*