The variety and dynamism of European book fairs have been at the heart of the ALDUS brochure since its first edition in 2016. With the 2020 edition, ALDUS continues to celebrate and support their innovation potential in a period of unprecedented difficulties for the European book sector.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, several book fairs had to cancel or reschedule their 2020 edition; some of them have already announced new dates, while others will do so in the future. At the same time, they are exploring new solutions to overcome mobility restrictions, such as transferring online their core initiatives for the general and professional audience. As book fairs’ plans continue to evolve, an updated edition of the ALDUS brochure may be issued later this year.
As a platform for sharing book fairs’ best practices and stimulate new collaborations and initiatives for the internationalization of the book sector, the ALDUS network supports its members in developing and piloting new formats to engage with readers and book professionals, in a continuous knowledge exchange that is now more important than ever to address this crisis.
Now featuring 18 European Book Fairs in 14 European countries, the ALDUS network continues to develop its European dimension and to involve new members. At the same time, the ALDUS Knowledge-Hub and the fast-growing online community support regular sharing of information resources and networking activities among European book professionals.
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European Book Fairs. Facts and Figures 2020 is available for download HERE