At China’s Asian Bookstore Forum in Xi’an, researchers cited a sharp shift, book sales moving quickly away from physical stores and over to online retail.
Bookselling Without Borders has given US booksellers international industry contacts, and now a retailer from Germany will be at the ABA’s Winter Institute.
In another period of double-digit growth for China’s book market, children’s books are the largest category by sales and online retail is still growing.
Following meetings with government, educational, and cultural leadership, Spain’s publishers’ federation plans to invigorate reading domestically and promote Spanish literature internationally.
The Tokyo-based bookstore chain is announcing a second venue in the United Arab Emirates, the Dubai store having opened in 2008.
The international bookstore chain adds seven stores run directly by Kinokuniya after the company merges with its US gift and stationery subsidiary chain.
Expanding its partnership with Book Aid International during its 140th year, the Blackwell’s bookstore chain is auctioning four signed editions.
For the first time, exhibitors at the Frankfurter Buchmesse will be able to sell books on both the Saturday and Sunday of the fair.
Elliott will pay some US$476 million for Barnes & Noble, having last year bought the UK’s main chain Waterstones. James Daunt is to run both companies.
In an upbeat report, the German book market is seen as having grown last year for the first time since 2012–by 300,000 buyers–with its financial performance leveling out.