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.
Germany’s Börsenverein Cheers New EU Flexibility on VAT Rates for Books
ECOFIN’S adoption of a new allowance for VAT reductions means EU member-states have an option to lower taxation on books and more.
‘Stories From the Malaysian Archipelago’—And Kuala Lumpur’s Book Business
As the Malaysian Book Council promotes international rights availabilities for books from its market, one publisher there talks about his company’s pandemic experience. (Sponsored)
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.
Börsenverein Welcomes Principles of the German Coalition’s Draft
Urban revitalization efforts and funding opportunities for publishers are encouraged by the Börsenverein as the country’s political parties debate initiatives.