Keyword: books

France’s libraries discovering a new lease of life beyond just books

Seminars, events and cafes are helping some formerly staid institutions reinvent themselves as ‘third spaces’ beyond work and the home.

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French oppose digital revolution to protect culture and language

In latest attack culture minister accuses Amazon of destroying bookshops as France wages war against the cultural impact of the internet.

Google reaches digitising deal with French publishers

Google has reached what it called a “pioneering” agreement with French publishers for digitising out-of-print books, ending six years of litigation.

French bookshops find novel way to fight VAT hike

Following a hike in VAT on books in France, from 5.5% to 7%, stores are mulling a plan to refuse to stick new price tags on books.