*+-Pedro Herz, CEO of Brazil’s biggest book chain, Livraria Cultura, says that the key to staying in business is simple: keep customers coming to the stores.
*+-Cairo’s Lehnert & Landrock, a 65-year-old German bookstore and art gallery near Tahrir Square, may be forced to close as a result of the fall off in tourists to Egypt.
*+-Cuba Libro, Cuba’s first (tiny) English-language bookstore opens — one more sign of an easing of restrictions on the island.
*+-In what’s become a trend, Korean publishers are opening popular bookstore cafes. Should more Western publishers follow suit or is bookselling no longer part of their DNA?
*+-A tightly focused strategy on maintaining margins has enabled WHSmith to persist after than two centuries at the heart of UK bookselling, inspiring admiration and ire alike.
*+-Foyles asked for advice on designing the bookshop of the future and several notable publishing personalities shared their ideas with Publishing Perspectives.
*+-Describe what the ideal bookshop of the future looks like to you? Is it big or small? Does it offer ebooks an POD services? Use robot booksellers? Let us know.
*+-Australia’s Bookworld has guaranteed that it will beat Amazon and other online competitors’ prices by 10%. But are they risking losing too much profit?
*+-Florence’s English-language Paperback Exchange bookstore is as old as Christ was when he died and relies on the shop owners’ good taste—and that of its customers—to stay in business.
*+-Tourists from around the world visit Scholastic’s bookstore in New York City to buy the big brands, books on NYC, as well as some surprising series.