In an effort to re-fashion the experience of a bookstore with discovery of a book, a new outlet in Japan curates a collection of high-end cultural titles.
After the Bookshop ‘Ambush’ in London, Supporters Rally, Worry
The Saturday intrusion at a London bookstore described by its rightist perpetrators as an ‘ambush,’ has sent shudders through the industry and leads the store’s manager to call for vigilence in a time of mounting violence.
At the National Book Foundation’s Translation Panel: ‘The Most Diverse Reading Experience’
Given a chance to speak to an audience of consumers, translation specialists brought together by the National Book Foundation, spoke about publishing, selling and marketing literature in translation.
Friday Photos: Japan’s Kinokuniya Company Opens Its First Bookstore in Cambodia
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.
South Korea’s ‘Small Concept’ Bookstores: Niche and Trendy
In South Korea, a number of ‘small concept’ bookstores have emerged, attracting attention and offering a fashionable alternative to larger retail stores.
Athens Named World Book Capital as 118-Year-Old Bookstore Closes
Athens learns it’s UNESCO’s World Book Capital 2018 and that its largest bookstore, the 118-year-old Eleftheroudakis, is going under.
Warsaw’s Publishers Mount Their Own Bookstore Chain in Poland
Answering the dominance of two bookstore chains’ 400+ locations, Polish publishers create BookBook, their own chain, banking on ‘the unique atmosphere of our bookstores.’
‘Wallpaper the Country With Books’: Mexico’s Gandhi 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.
Frankfurt’s Publishing Summit, The Markets: A Snapshot of the UK
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.
Harvard Book Store Partners with Canada’s Shelfie on Bundling Ebooks
With Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Vancouver’s Shelfie program adds Harvard Book Store to the list of ebook-bundling retail points.