Sidewalk retail: Bookselling is curbside in Ethiopia’s largest city, where roaming vendors on foot offer titles to passersby.
In Poland, publishing stakeholders stay the need for protective regulation—liked fixed book prices—and IP protection are needed to curb declining book sales.
In Toronto, Canada, the CBC is reporting that the latest wave of book thieves have a particular fondness for Haruki Murakami.
Online retailer Elefant.ro dominates Romania’s online book and ebook sales. Now, the company has plans to expand to other regional markets.
University Press Week is a celebration of the nonprofit, content-driven nature of university presses, which allows them to take more risks than for-profit publishers
News from the Sharjah Book Fair: as the Publishing City rises in Sharjah, nearby Dubai gets a smaller Kinokuniya bookstore. And UAE libraries contemplate drone deliveries.
In South Korea, a number of ‘small concept’ bookstores have emerged, attracting attention and offering a fashionable alternative to larger retail stores.
With bookstore expansions and a community-wide pride in hand-selling, Bengaluru has cinched a reputation as a book town.
Athens learns it’s UNESCO’s World Book Capital 2018 and that its largest bookstore, the 118-year-old Eleftheroudakis, is going under.
As in parts of the world, distribution challenges loom large in Johannesburg for the book business. Bookseller Griffin Shea sees the need for a ‘metaphorical bridge.’