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London Book Fair 2021: Key highlights

The Online London Book Fair, an interactive networking event was held from June 21 – July 1, 2021. The highlights of the fair included: Author of the Fair Matt Haig in conversation with journalist and comedian Viv Groskop, discussed his…

Spain to be Guest of Honour at Frankfurt Book Fair 2022

Spain will be the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair of 2022 (October 19-23, 2022), a unique opportunity to present the country’s culture and literature to the world. This participation is being organized by Acción Cultural Española…

58th Bologna Children’s Book Fair held successfully

The 58th Bologna Children’s Book Fair – BCBF – which, along with its BolognaBookPlus and Bologna Licensing Trade Fair initiatives “transferred” to digital platforms for the second year running (June 14 - 17 2021) – attracted more than…

Guadalajara named World Book Capital for 2022

Guadalajara (Mexico) was named World Book Capital for the year 2022 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on the recommendation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee. The city, already a UNESCO Creative City since 2017,…

Bodour Al Qasimi becomes IPA new president

Bodour Al Qasimi of Kalimat Group, UAE is the President-elect of the IPA, with Karine Pansa (Girassol Brasil Edições, Brazil) confirmed as Vice President-elect at first ever virtual IPA General Assembly. The IPA’s 2020 General Assembly also…

Red Ventures acquires Lonely Planet

Red Ventures, a platform of digital businesses, has acquired Lonely Planet, a leading global travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand from NC2 Media for an undisclosed amount. As a trusted provider of print,…

Shuggie Bain wins 2020 Booker Prize

Douglas Stuart’s Shuggie Bain was announced as the winner of the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction, in the culmination of a star-studded ‘ceremony without walls’ from London’s Roundhouse. It was hosted by BBC Radio 4’s John Wilson and included…

The Big Bad Wolf Sale

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, which first started in Selangor, Malaysia, has become synonymous all over the world with affordable books and large-scale book sale events. DHL Global Forwarding lent its expertise in end-to-end logistics to…