The shakeout continues in Polish book retail, as the closure of bookstore chain Matras opens chances for competitors BookBook, Mole Mole, and Świat Książki to expand.
The idea of negotiating as a group for better discounts, more author appearances, and more has excited a group of independent booksellers in the UK.
Named for Mexican novelist and diplomat Jaime Torres Bodet, UNESCO’s honor recognizes a Cuban institution’s presence in literature and the arts; and in Bucharest, a French bookselling success.
In Rome, a North American publisher joins its Italian founder in a new English-language bookshop. And in Rotterdam, Sweek launches another competition.
Czech book distributor Euromedia Group hopes to expand its activity by acquiring the country’s leading bookstore chain, Neoluxor.
Keeping pace with the National Hurricane Center, Simon & Schuster extends its aid to storm-swept libraries and bookstores in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
A major Polish retailer is betting on ‘small format bookstores’ and proliferating locations to make a success of its new Mole Mole bookshops.
‘The day that Indigo opened, our business went down 40 percent,’ says bookseller Oscar Malan. Sixteen years later, the big-chain store would leave.
With bookstore expansions and a community-wide pride in hand-selling, Bengaluru has cinched a reputation as a book town.
Russia’s Ministry of Culture promises favorable rent rates to bookshops, but how much can that help with a dearth of Russian bookstores?