SURVEY: How Can Booksellers Futureproof Their Business?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Tell us what should booksellers should prioritize to save themselves. By Edward Nawotka Over the years booksellers have added coffee shops, stationery, toys, games, music download stations, movies, e-readers . . . As discussed in today’s lead story the future of bookselling looks to be multichannel. What do you think booksellers should prioritize to futureproof their business? Take our survey …

Paris’ Seine-side Bookselling bouquinistes Tout Trinkets, but City Hall Cries “Non”

In Growth Markets by Olivia Snaije

• Paris’ Seine-side booksellers — known as bouqinistes — have existed in the city for 300 years and are a must see tourist attraction for book lovers. • Lately, the bouqinistes have started selling souvenir trinkets to augment lackluster booksales — a move that has prompted a crack down by city hall. By Olivia Snaije PARIS: Paris’ antique booksellers, or bouquinistes, …

Do Booksellers Sell Too Many Non-book Items?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at moves to stifle Parisian bouquinistes from selling non-book items. Walk into any bookstore and you’re likely to find a lot more on sale than just books? Stuffed animals, e-readers, bookends, notebooks, toys, reading glasses, and all other manner of merchandise crowd the shelves. Sometimes, it’s as much or more than half of …