International officials and media gather on World Book Day to open the 18th UNESCO World Book Capital program in Athens, celebrating what Greece’s Prokopis Pavlopoulos calls ‘the powerful potential of books.’
Adult fiction and a middle-grade environmentally engaging series are on Evangelia Avloniti’s list in the run-up to Frankfurt Book Fair.
On the European Commission’s geo-blocking regulations for ebooks, the Italian, Greek, French, and European publishing associations issue words of caution.
From Greece, Norway, Iceland, and the UK, the DBW 2017 Fellows speak about their successes, their challenges, and why they’re traveling to the conference.
‘The prohibition of books betrays so much about their times and the respective political order,’ says Frankfurt’s Juergen Boos ahead of Book Fair’s presentation of documenta 14’s new ‘The Parthenon of Books.’
Athens learns it’s UNESCO’s World Book Capital 2018 and that its largest bookstore, the 118-year-old Eleftheroudakis, is going under.
In Greece, publishers have stopped printing and bookstore sales have dropped of as much as 90% since new capital controls went into effect in June.
Panos Charitos discusses how the convergence of science, the arts, history and a deep crisis led to the launch of Ropi Publications in Thessaloniki, Greece.
For generations, the story of the Greek Jews during the Holocaust was never told, but more recently willing publishers have tackled this important task.
The 12th Thessaloniki Book Fair was a surprising success, though Greek publishers are frustrated with the lack of local support and international interest.