A 2020 BookNet Canada survey of English-language Canadian independent booksellers shows that many stores had set up e-commerce before the pandemic.
‘Publishers tried, but it really didn’t work,’ says one Paris bookseller about the question of pandemic-related books this year.
The IDW-Penguin Random House Publisher Services agreement sees comic books, trade collections, and graphic novels going to ‘direct market.’
Aaliya’s Books, a much-loved Beirut bookstore named for a character in a Rabih Alameddine novel, has lost the battle to stay open—for now.
Industry Notes: In Mexico, seven independent publishers form an alliance, and Spain’s Liber program honors the 100-year-old Balmes bookstore.
Beijing OpenBook researchers say that from January to June this year, both physical and digital retail have been lagging.
Visiting booksellers in southern France, Richard Charkin finds mostly resilience and ringing cash registers in the provinces this summer.
Seven German book publishers—’competitors in real life,’ says Klett-Cotta publisher Tom Kraushaar—look forward to the next gathering.
An emergency fund has been opened to get quick aid to West London’s Saqi Books, a publisher and bookstore reporting severe flood damage.
A new EIBF report reveals how booksellers in Europe responded to the pandemic in 2020 and what changed in the book retail landscape.