Developed in a hurry for the US and UK, online retailer Bookshop.org is gearing up for international expansion to support indie booksellers.
Opened in April, Barcelona’s new, upscale Llibreria Finestres is a bookstore, its staff says, ‘on a human level.’
Now in its second year, the publisher-owned Fraktura bookshop serves as a hub of literary events and trusted recommendations in Zagreb.
ECOFIN’S adoption of a new allowance for VAT reductions means EU member-states have an option to lower taxation on books and more.
Urban revitalization efforts and funding opportunities for publishers are encouraged by the Börsenverein as the country’s political parties debate initiatives.
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.