‘The cat bites its own tail,’ says the Börsenverein’s legal adviser, in a German court decision on book discounts offered by vendors on Ebay.
European Federation’s New ‘Global Bookselling Report’: Markets Bearing Up
The European and International Booksellers Federation’s report sees growth trends of between 5 and 15 percent.
Barcelona’s Swank Llibreria Finestres: A Cultural Enterprise
Opened in April, Barcelona’s new, upscale Llibreria Finestres is a bookstore, its staff says, ‘on a human level.’
A Czech Second-Hand Books Boom: Knihobot’s Big Year
Knihobot, an online second-hand bookseller, is seeing increasing success with Czech consumers and plans to expand to Slovakia and Germany.
PRH Publisher Services to Distribute IDW Comics Internationally
The IDW-Penguin Random House Publisher Services agreement sees comic books, trade collections, and graphic novels going to ‘direct market.’
Aaliya’s Books Closes Amid Beirut’s Economic and Political Crisis
Aaliya’s Books, a much-loved Beirut bookstore named for a character in a Rabih Alameddine novel, has lost the battle to stay open—for now.
Richard Charkin in La France Profonde: A Market Assessment
Visiting booksellers in southern France, Richard Charkin finds mostly resilience and ringing cash registers in the provinces this summer.
UK: Jellybooks Pilots Bookshop ‘Peek Inside’ Capacity at Blackwell’s
The familiar Amazonian preview called ‘Look Inside’ gets a storefront cousin in Jellybooks’ new ‘Discovery,’ using QR codes to offer samples.
Bookstores in Québec: ‘We Learned to Reinvent Ourselves’ in the Pandemic
Collective online bookselling site Les Libraires went a long way toward helping Québec’s bookstores stay afloat in 2020. (Sponsored)
Coming in March: A New Platform for the Pubeasy Ordering System
‘A streamlined modern interface’ is promised in the coming rebuild of the Web-based international book ordering system.