The shakeout continues in Polish book retail, as the closure of bookstore chain Matras opens chances for competitors BookBook, Mole Mole, and Świat Książki to expand.
In what seems to be inconclusive research work in Warsaw, taking pirated book copies out of the market doesn’t appear to mean more legitimate book sales.
Given a green light by competition authorities, Poland’s bookseller Empik adds Platon to its assets, a major national and international book distributor.
A major Polish retailer is betting on ‘small format bookstores’ and proliferating locations to make a success of its new Mole Mole bookshops.
With a ‘shared goal’ of ‘a Europe in which free individuals can reach political consensus,’ Germany and Poland came together at Warsaw Book Fair last week.
Themed on the concept of words’ power to have impact, the German Guest of Honor program has opened at Warsaw Book Fair, and continues this weekend.
‘An intense German-Polish cultural dialogue,’ Germany’s Warsaw plan is led by Frankfurt Book Fair, Goethe-Institut, and Berlin’s Foreign Office.
Having seen a bid for fixed book prices stall out before, the Polish publishers’ association is making its case again to legislators in hopes of improving the industry’s prospects.
With publicity agents churning out releases and publishers’ stands hectic with meetings, London Book Fair has opened its crowded three-day schedule.
‘We’ve ceased to be anonymous migrants,’ says Dariusz Jaworski. London Book Fair attendees next week will be greeted by Books From Poland.