The 2022 Mauri School conference commentary from booksellers and publishers was a deep look at ‘The New Future’ ahead for books.
Italy’s Publishers Report a Crisis in Paper Costs, Art and Travel Books
‘We are faced with two emergencies’ in paper costs and the state of art-book and tourism publishing, says AIE’s leadership.
The Lunar New Year: China’s Book Market in 2021
In China, 2021 was a ‘grim’ year for physical bookstores, and online book sales also leveled off, according to research from Beijing OpenBook.
Italian Trade Jumps 16 Percent in 2021: Fourth Strongest Gain in Europe
In what Ricardo Franco Levi calls ‘a good year throughout Europe,’ Italy in 2021 broke its own records with a 16-percent industry gain.
Interview: Andy Hunter on Bookshop.org’s Second Anniversary
Developed in a hurry for the US and UK, online retailer Bookshop.org is gearing up for international expansion to support indie booksellers.
Italy’s 39th ‘Mauri School’ on January 28: ‘The New Future’
‘Il Nuovo Futoro’–the New Future–is the title of this year’s Umberto and Elisabetta Mauri program in bookselling and publishing.
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.’
Germany Reports 3.2 Percent Book Sales Growth in 2021
Children’s and YA books grew 9.4 percent in 2021 over 2019 in Germany, gaining even over pre-pandemic levels, the Börsenverein reports.
Croatian Publisher Fraktura and Its Bookshop: ‘To Present Quality Books’
Now in its second year, the publisher-owned Fraktura bookshop serves as a hub of literary events and trusted recommendations in Zagreb.
European Booksellers, Publishers, Printers: ‘No Christmas Without Books’
Three European trade organizations call on policy makers to exempt bookstores from any lockdowns deemed needed for COVID-19 response.