French booksellers get digital help from Intermarché, as they struggle without an ‘essential business’ exemption during the pandemic.
In the States, S&S is working with Bookshop.org, and in Britain and Ireland, the Books Are My Bag program has Charlie Mackesy’s artwork.
The Independent Bookshop of the Year category of the 2019 Nibbies has a 48-store shortlist and is broken into nine regions in its initial round.
The share of online sales of books could be as high as 35 percent in the Russian market within five years, according to one executive.
In Russia, a government plan to provide lower-cost retail sites to independent booksellers at state cultural facilities may help smaller bookstores survive.
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.
Small publishers in Russia see a book market unfairly dominated by large publishing groups and their control over the country’s major bookselling chains.
With one bookstore reporting a 36-percent increase in business in 2017, almost 40 retailers are put into contention for the Independent Bookstore of the Year prize at the British Book Awards, the Nibbies.
The last remaining chain bookstore in Washington D.C. is closing, meaning — at least in one American city — the independent bookstores have won.
Indie bookstores in the US have thrived and there’s no secret to their success: it is about creating experiences, building community, and connecting.