The pandemic hit hard but core catetgories helped key markets to weather the storm.
Italy, the country worst affected so far by the coronavirus pandemic in Europe, is allowing bookshops to reopen.
The Italian Publishers Association (AIE) said on Friday (6th March) that Italy's book market fell 25% in the previous week, with those areas worst-hit by the... Read more
Over 200 publishers and publishing imprints in Italy’s Publishers Association (the Associazione Italiana Editori or AIE) have signed an open letter to the country’s government,... Read more
Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum has reportedly threatened to pull out of the city’s international book fair because of the participation of the Altaforte publishing company, said... Read more
Italy is to introduce tax breaks for bookshops, with independents eligible for up to €20,000.
W H Smith said it expects its financial results for the year to be in line with expectations, with a continued “strong” performance in its... Read more
The Italian government has launched an initiative giving young adults a €500 "cultural bonus" on their 18th birthday to spend on "books, concert tickets, theatre tickets, cinema tickets, museum visits, and trips... Read more
Elena Ferrante's hit Neapolitan quartet is to be adapted into an eight-part Italian language TV series.
The mayor of Venice has removed books about homosexuality from the city’s schools. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro released a statement saying he “decided to recall... Read more