In Russia, a government plan to provide lower-cost retail sites to independent booksellers at state cultural facilities may help smaller bookstores survive.
With a combined 576 locations–and reported plans for domestic and international expansion–the Chitai-Gorod Bukvoed bookselling merger predicts strong 2018 sales.
The co-owners of Paris’ newest independent bookstore Ici say they’re convinced they can make a go of it, even as France’s market evolves.
In the Russian market, some see online retail as a key to future sales growth, while major chains are seeing good book sales in physical stores.
Marina Kameneva, head of Russia’s largest bookstore chain, Moscow Books, on the number of bookstores, book sales, and readers in Russia today.
A late-summer standoff has flared with the US publishing industry’s largest–and longest-struggling–brick-and-mortar retail chain. Its former CEO is suing for defamation. The company, in response, alleges sexual harassment.
Encouraged to ‘exchange opinions, push yourself to create a network,’ Mexico’s booksellers at the CONTEC conference were challenged to adopt digital sales systems’ support for retail.
The latest book market statistics from Germany show that flat book sales are being generated by fewer overall book buyers. The Börsenverein calls for a focus on potential readers.
As other companies have done, Świat Książki has gained traction in part by taking over some locations of the distressed Matras chain in Poland’s bookstore marketplace.
The way to open a new poetry bookstore at a communal office, says the UK’s Second Home, is to hold a poetry festival on the premises. The company’s Holland Park facility is the venue in June.