World book capital?

From Khaosod, June 25, 2014
Caption: City of Readers
On chain: 2557 [2014]
[Refers to the incident which the police charged a student who conducted a symbolic protest again the coup by reading George Orwell’s book ‘1984’ in front of Siam Station. This is ironic as, last year, authorities announced that Bangkok would be a world book capital with the aim to promote reading in the country.]

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