A 2020 BookNet Canada survey of English-language Canadian independent booksellers shows that many stores had set up e-commerce before the pandemic.
‘Publishers tried, but it really didn’t work,’ says one Paris bookseller about the question of pandemic-related books this year.
The Börsenverein and federal interior ministry have opened ‘Days of the Regions’ with a jury’s selection the ‘Most Beautiful Regional Book.’
The implementation of Germany’s Copyright Knowledge Society Act is seen in a new survey to be cutting into textbook sales.
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.
The fourth outing of the award produced by the Desperate Literature bookshop in Madrid features work centered on colonial oppression.
Industry Notes: In Mexico, seven independent publishers form an alliance, and Spain’s Liber program honors the 100-year-old Balmes bookstore.
Six shortlisted books include four debuts in this year’s Goldsboro Books program, with a winner coming in late September.
Visiting booksellers in southern France, Richard Charkin finds mostly resilience and ringing cash registers in the provinces this summer.
Seven German book publishers—’competitors in real life,’ says Klett-Cotta publisher Tom Kraushaar—look forward to the next gathering.