In its year-opening issue, Words Without Borders collects travel writing from nine authors, translated from German, Polish, Norwegian, Hungarian, and more.
Book on Board: German Travelers Get Extra Baggage Allowance for Books
The new ‘Buch an Bord’ campaign from Condor airlines and Vorsicht! Buch in Germany offers travelers and extra kilo in their hand luggage just for books.
Conference Collisions: Publishing’s Spring and Autumn
Nobody’s wrong, there’s no blame here, and no easy answers, either. But world publishing has a calendar-stuffing problem and we’re giddy on jet fuel: we can do better.
In Amsterdam, A Bench Has Created a YA Pilgrimage
The film of John Green’s bestseller, The Fault in Our Stars, has turned a bench in Amsterdam into pilgrimage site for young adult fans of the book.
Frommer’s Print Travel Guides A Thing of the Past? Not So Fast.
Arthur Frommer, who founded his eponymous travel guide series in 1957 and sold it to Simon & Schuster in 1977, has reacquired the rights to the brand from Google.
Google Kills Print Frommer’s Guides, Now It’s All Metadata
Google has killed off the print editions of Frommer’s guide books. And this makes sense, as Google never wanted to be a publisher and only bought Frommer’s for the metadata.
A Visit to Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence
Is Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence—the building not the book—a meta-museum of his own genius, a cabinet of curiosities, or just an audacious exercise in ego?
Kids Can Explore Our Lonely Planet Too
Travel guide publisher Lonely Planet launches a series of books aimed at children, the Not-For-Parents series.
Defying Digital, Airport and Transit Bookstores Gain Ground at Home and Abroad
US-based Hudson Group and Sweden’s Pocket Shop are two airport and transit bookstore brands expanding despite the growing popularity of e-books.
Will Transit Bookstores Be the Last Holdout for Print?
Paradoxically, while e-readers seem purpose built for travel, airport bookstores continue to thrive, in part because of high foot traffic and bored travelers.