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Russian Book Sales Plummet in Ukraine, Imports to Be Cut

A map of the Ukraine which does not depict the annexation of the Crimea by Russia.

Sales of Russian books in the Ukraine have plummeted in 2014 and the Ukrainian government is looking at passing legislation to curtail imports further.

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Rome’s Colosseum Hosts Ancient Library Exhibition

'Infinite Library' exhibition entrance (1)

In the place where gladiators once fought, the city of Rome is hosting a summer exhibition of the public and private libraries of the Ancient World.

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In Italy, Feltrinelli’s New RED Store Aims at Young Techies

RED logo

Italian publisher and bookseller Feltrinelli has opened its second RED store, a new concept aimed at attracting younger, tech-savvy customers. We look inside.

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Post-Crisis Publishing in Greece

The post-crisis publishing industry in Greece is something of a crumbling edifice.

UK Literary Scout Lucy Abrahams discusses the the post-crisis Greek publishing industry and issues surrounding book prices and a fixed price law.

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Serious Editors Talking Seriously About Serious Subjects

The English-language editors meeting at S. Fischer Verlag

When seven English-language editors visited Germany for meetings with their colleagues in publishing, key similarities and differences were revealed.

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Amid Crisis, Greece Tries to Keep Thessaloniki Book Fair Alive

Evangelia Avloniti

Evangelia Avloniti reports on the on struggle to sustain the Thessaloniki Book Fair, a vital connection between Greek publishers and the rest of the world.

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Polish Book Chains Re-imagine Stores, Expand to Small Cities

Matras Store

Poland’s two largest bookstore chains, Matras and Empik, are adding new services and plan vast expansions amid a shrinking number of independent bookstores.

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German Writers Rely on Readings, Fellowships for Income

Thomas Pletzinger

It may surprise many Americans, but German authors are paid to read in bookstores, have access to numerous fellowships and discounted health insurance.

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In Spain: Recession Hampers Translation, Piracy Stalls Ebooks

Anna Soler-Pont of Pontas Agency in Barcelona.

Anna Soler-Pont reports that as publishers have endured the recession, literary translations take backseat, while piracy still hampers ebook adoption in Spain.

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Ireland’s Publishing Strength is in Tradition, Small Presses

Vanessa O'Loughlin

Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin, the chair of Irish PEN, outlines how Ireland continues to punch above its weight in the literary world.

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