The film tells about the importance of the book in the life of a modern person. The film stars writers Sergei Sartakov and Andrei Voznesensky. Filming took place in Kuibyshev, Moscow and Leningrad. People of different ages read books in squares and city streets. The girl reads a book in English. Traffic and pedestrian traffic on a city street. The tram is approaching a stop. Boys are playing soccer on the highway. Building of the House of Books in Leningrad. Sellers lay out books in the bookstore's sales area. The townspeople choose books in the street book marketplace, buy newspapers at the kiosk. The building of the State Library of the USSR named after V.I. Lenin; librarians at work in the catalog. Metal binding, page with text in an old book. Young people go down the stairs near the library building. Readers in the reading rooms of libraries. Books by V.I. Lenin, L.I.Brezhnev and others on the shelves. Librarians lend books to readers. Readers in the library, a girl and a boy on the street talking about their favorite books (sinhr.). A schoolgirl in a class conjugates the verb "read" (sinhr.). Students in the classroom at the lesson of literature listen to the poem by A.S. Pushkin "I have erected a monument to myself not made by hands ...". Pupils in full dress school uniforms on a city street. Writers S.A. Sartakov and A.A. Voznesensky talk about literary work, about readers, about the importance of television, etc. (sinhr.) Fans of A.S. Pushkin's poetry on the poet's birthday on June 6 on Pushkin Square in Moscow near the monument to A.S. Pushkin listen to the poem "I have erected a monument not made by hands ...".