At the Brussels Book Fair under Marie Noble’s direction, ‘We’re not only going to flirt’ with Belgium’s Flemish culture, ‘we’re going to get married.’
Unlike many events, the Brussels fair has been able to start its run on time this week–with medical personnel on-site and an eye on the coronavirus.
‘Brussels is like a village and we want to create something more intimate, where contact can be direct, and partnerships can be built,’ says the director of Brussels’ 50-year-old book fair.
The Foire du Livre de Bruxelles hosted its ‘Talented Indies’ program that brought together francophone independent publishers from many countries.
By Edward Nawotka Earlier this week the European and International Booksellers Federations held their annual meeting in Brussels with the theme “Breaking the Rules to Survive.” Speakers included Kelly Gallagher, Vice-President of Bowker, Geert Joris, Director of Boek.be, and Fergal Tobin, newly elected President of the Federation of European Publishers. You can read a press release summary of the proceedings …