This week, we have views from the corporate headquarters of Kinokuniya, showing off its 30th world bookstore location, just opened in May as the company’s first store in Cambodia.
In South Korea, a number of ‘small concept’ bookstores have emerged, attracting attention and offering a fashionable alternative to larger retail stores.
Athens learns it’s UNESCO’s World Book Capital 2018 and that its largest bookstore, the 118-year-old Eleftheroudakis, is going under.
Answering the dominance of two bookstore chains’ 400+ locations, Polish publishers create BookBook, their own chain, banking on ‘the unique atmosphere of our bookstores.’
One of the nation’s largest, Mexico’s bookstore chain named for Mahatma Gandhi increasingly depends on non-book sales to stay ahead, according to the company’s marketing manager.
Just as “a settling down rather than a reversal” of digital publishing arrives in the UK, this market—one of seven to be featured at Frankfurt Book Fair’s conference on October 18—faces the question of a European Union membership referendum.
With Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Vancouver’s Shelfie program adds Harvard Book Store to the list of ebook-bundling retail points.
Istanbul’s Mephisto Bookstore bustles with business and proves there is hip, happening indie bookselling all over the world.
Heywood Hill bookstore in London has come up with a novel approach to sell books – it has appointed its first bookseller-at-large in Asia.
Poland is dominated by two major bookselling chains, but the city of Krakow is offering support to small, indie booksellers to preserve cultural heritage.