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Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, I am a 22-year-old who could be described as ambitious, hardworking, and a perfectionist. I enjoy being challenged with new tasks, as I believe discomfort allows one to grow and learn. I enjoy teamwork, but I am also capable of working on my own. I believe that communication is an important aspect of any relationship, especially professional ones, as it doesn’t leave any room for errors or misunderstandings. Therefore, I pride myself on being a skilled communicator. I am organised, goal-driven, and I find it very hard to set a task down once I have started. I may not have the most extroverted personality, but I do enjoy socialising with others in any setting. I recently graduated with a BA in English and Communication Science. While completing my degree, I worked as an editorial intern at Highbury Media, where I gained first-hand experience in editing, publishing, and social media management. I was also able to sharpen my writing skills, which came in handy as I went on to work as a freelance writer for ClubX Magazine for over a year. Even though I do not have years of experience behind me, I am, however, eager to learn. And a fresh mind is always a benefit. When it comes to my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, and painting. I am also currently learning Italian and intend on tackling many other foreign languages.

 Listings /  Africa

AbeBooks offers books, fine art and collectibles, helping you discover and buy the things you love. Trusted independent sellers from around the world offer for sale millions of new, used and rare books, as well as art and collectibles through the AbeBooks websites. Fill your bookshelves with used books, the latest bestsellers, rare books such as first editions and signed copies, new and used textbooks, and forgotten out-of-print titles from years gone by. Decorate your home with fine art, ranging from vintage posters and prints to etchings and original paintings. Add to your collection with vintage magazines and periodicals, comics, photographs, maps and manuscripts, and paper collectibles ranging from autograph letters to movie scripts and other ephemera. Millions of books and other objects are listed for sale on our websites by thousands of sellers located in more than 50 countries. Our epic selection stretches from manuscripts created before the invention of the Gutenberg Press to the latest signed bestsellers. We have customers in almost every country of the world, who are buying books and other printed matter published in multiple languages. The magic of AbeBooks is filling your shelves with affordable books, discovering that long-lost title, finding an out-of-print or collectible book that's become hard to find, or discovering something magical from the past that you simply did not know existed - perhaps a letter from a famous author, a 19th century postcard or a copy of a long-defunct magazine. An ecommerce pioneer, our company was founded in 1995 and our first website, AbeBooks.com, was launched a year later. We're a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. after being acquired in December 2008. Our headquarters are located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and we also have an office in Munich, Germany. Our business stretches around the world with six international sites - AbeBooks.com, AbeBooks.co.uk, AbeBooks.de, AbeBooks.fr, AbeBooks.it, IberLibro.com, and ZVAB.com. Our company also includes BookFinder.com, a price comparison shopping service dedicated to books.

 Listings /  WorldWide

Since the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair’s launch in 1981, the Fair has striven to uphold the original mission of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan, the founding father of the UAE. The Sheikh believed in education and culture as fundamental pillars for building a strong modern state and developing international relationships. Initially named the Islamic Book Fair, the Fair was created to provide a meeting point and marketplace for publishing houses in the Arab world. It was also designed to be a forum through which to grow the region’s publishing industry, expand business activities across the globe and turn Abu Dhabi into a major centre for the publishing world. Abu Dhabi International Book Fair has since gone from strength to strength, today providing an ideal global marketplace and a gateway to the thriving Arab publishing industry. In recent years, the Fair has enjoyed celebrating Abu Dhabi International Book Fair’s and Abu Dhabi’s heritage, with a spotlight on their founder, entitled ‘Sheikh Zayed: Light Illuminates the Future’ – featuring a series of panels and seminars, as well as an exhibition charting his intellectual legacy. Abu Dhabi International Book Fair has also been proud to honour the works of other great Arab thinkers, such as the renowned poet Abu at-Tayyeb Al Mutanabbi and philosopher Ibn Rushed. Every year, we are thrilled to introduce international visitors to new dimensions of the region’s rich cultural and literary heritage. The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is the bedrock of the publishing industry across the Middle East and North Africa. The 31st edition of ADIBF will be held from 23 to 29 May 2022 at Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Center. The Fair looks forward to stepping up its competitiveness, consolidating its regional position and enhancing its global presence through excellence in providing professional and cultural content. It also seeks to combine the regional publishing sectors and creative industries and encourage endeavors to support industries that contribute to enhance readable, visual, audio and interactive culture, thus consolidating Abu Dhabi's position as a hub for Arab publishing and global creative content. This further presents ADIBF as a global platform for creative content based on language in its global context.

 Listings /  Asia

I am a God fearing individual, and I’m also a father to two beautiful kids, a boy and a girl. I worked for Tekkie Town as a Sales Assistant and I was chosen as the best Sales person for the entire Mpumalanga province. I also worked for the Department of agriculture as a Data capture. I have a passion for sports, football is one of my favourites and one day I wish I can own a soccer team. While I was in high school, I always wanted to be a lawyer but due to financial constraints I could not become one. My interest in the justice system came when I realised that the late former president Mr Nelson Mandela was also a lawyer representing his people. I wish one day I could give back to my community and its people because my community gave us the likes of the late Steve Bantu Biko, one of the BCM Members who fought for the people of South Africa. My community is one of the underdeveloped communities of this country, but I know that one day all of this will change because I know that with education anything is possible. When a child is educated communities will change for the better and if one community changes, then our country will change for the better as well and poverty will be no more. Education topped with one’s perseverance is the key to a bright future for all. With this pandemic people have lost their jobs and in some households you find that no one is working and people resort to drugs and alcohol, some get depressed to a point of taking their own lives. If we can start developing jobs for people, our continent would become a better place for us all. Being part of an initiative that supports the empowerment of those less privileged is one of my greatest wishes. I will be glad if all my wishes do come through because nothing is as important as education and hard work, and an educated country means a better world for us all.

 Listings /  Africa

Richard (“Dick”) Weatherford is a bookseller who loves old books and new technology. After teaching college for a number of years, he turned to selling antiquarian books via specialized catalogues from his home near Seattle. He soon realized that computer databases had a lot to offer the antiquarian book business. In 1982, he wrote a business plan for a company that would build an online database for antiquarian booksellers. He called the company Interloc because it would serve as an interlocutor (that's English professor for "go-between") to help sellers to locate hard-to-find books. Unfortunately, start-up capital was harder to find than a signed JD Salinger, in part because personal computers were still scarce, expensive, and difficult to connect. In 1991, Dick was hired by Faxon, a book and magazine subscription service firm, to salvage BookQuest, an early online database for antiquarian booksellers. BookQuest failed, but it taught Dick a lot, and it revived the idea of Interloc. Because computer use was growing exponentially, the idea seemed timely and Dick was able to raise nearly $50,000, mainly from booksellers who respected his thinking and vision. Interloc went live in 1993, prior to the widespread use of the world-wide web. Initially, Interloc was a database for professional booksellers only. It was not open to the public. Dick recruited Tom Sawyer, who in 1993 published Record Manager, the first desktop software for booksellers. The data standard that Tom developed for Record Manager, called UIEE, is still in widespread use today. Interloc enabled sellers to transfer files of book listings over modems using DOS-based computers. Interloc built the first system to match requests, or "wants" from customers with books available for sale. It was a pioneering system, and the small company became the first successful online service for booksellers. In 1997, Marty Manley asked an author friend how to find a copy of her book, which was out-of-print. Manley had what might politely be termed a non-standard resume: among other things, he had been a machinist and a leader of several labour unions, a McKinsey & Co. management consultant, a sought-after turnaround expert, and Assistant Secretary of Labour for Bill Clinton. Over dinner, the author suggested that Marty use Interloc to track down a copy of her book. Marty found the book and was immediately hooked on Interloc's rich content. He sought out Richard Weatherford and was soon introduced to him in an office at the top of San Francisco's highest skyscraper. Marty and Dick discussed how Interloc might become a company that could deliver the growing power of e-commerce to independent booksellers while delivering extraordinary selection to businesses and book lovers. They spent three weeks travelling and meeting with booksellers across the US to learn what was working and not working with the emerging world of online book selling. By the end of these travels, they had decided to create a new company out of Interloc. Thus, Alibris was born. Marty started the new company in California, where the first employees came to work in his house. From the beginning, Alibris brought several new approaches to online book selling. A partnership with independent, professional sellers. Marty and Dick decided early on that Alibris would be an at-risk partner, not a listing service. This approach attracted numerous independent sellers and now enables Alibris to offer over 150 million books for sale. Providing a marketplace selection to retail business partners. Alibris was determined to help other retailers deliver the vast selection of its seller network to their loyal customers, and thereby enable professional booksellers to reach business and library customers, not just consumers. Interloc had learned this lesson early by serving as the first supplier of out-of-print books to nearby Amazon.com. Specialized logistics. Many business customers required orders to be consolidated, repackaged, custom invoiced, or shipped overseas at low cost. By building sophisticated low-cost logistics capabilities from the start, Alibris would serve those customers and booksellers could enjoy the benefit of increased sales. Superior market intelligence. Because Alibris naturally collects a great deal of information about book buying and selling, the company came to be able to offer both customers and sellers essential market information. Today, Alibris knows which books sell and at what price. Alibris helps sellers continually update prices and makes sure that business customers get data for hard-to-find and used books that are as good as new. A great place for talented people to work. From the start, Alibris worked to attract and motivate talented people by encouraging initiative, respecting differences, and rewarding professionalism and results. Today, Alibris is a vibrant, independent marketplace operating in the worldwide media business: online sales, e-books, and used/out-of-print books, music, and movies. Alibris helps independent sellers find buyers through marketplace solutions and partnerships with scores of leading global media retailers, including eBay (US), and Hudson's Bay (Canada). Many, many people have made the Alibris journey possible. Alibris thrives thanks to the loyalty of millions of business and retail customers and an incredibly capable and dedicated business, technical, and support staff. Alibris continues to benefit from experienced investors who stood by the company in good times and bad. But the most exciting part of the Alibris story is still being written by our customers, sellers, staff, and investors. It is a story that will feature expansion of the services we provide our sellers, overseas growth, a vibrant movie, and music business, new forms of book purchasing and renting (for example, students renting textbooks), and new kinds of sellers who help Alibris connect people who love books, music, and movies with independent sellers from around the world.

 Listings /  North America

I am Alonzo Van Aarde, born on 9th July 2002. I was raised in Cape Town, South Africa, I am the oldest son out of 6 children, Recently (last year 2020) I have matriculated in my hometown, Mitchell’s plain. I never quite had a fixed job but I have had my fair share of holiday jobs in a shoe store it was called first stop shoes in a shopping complex close to home. In my free time I would work private jobs with my father and doing shop fitting and house renovations all over Cape Town. I loved helping my father out. It was also a way for me to have extra pocket money. I also worked at a Taylor blinds company, whereby the production of blinds called Taylor blinds in Montague gardens. I took part in various programs whilst at school, namely, in leadership development skills with a NPO called M.O.V.E and another called J.A.M, where I was taught to run my own business. This was done during my schooling, I have obtained certificates for these courses. These two courses were done over a period of 12 months, I was also an RCL members as well as a Prefect at my school. I am also part of a group called M.O.C (mission of Christ), where I furthered my leadership skills but in a more spiritual sense, in doing so we take part in outreach programs and preach the gospel. I speak fluently in English and Afrikaans. I am currently studying Japanese, because I am intrigued by it. I am computer-literate, Microsoft enabled as well as Linux. I am also a musician. In my spare time, I teach people to play an instrument and also to read music. I also write my own music as well as produce music. I use this skill to help many young and upcoming artists I work with an Organization called My Child Is Your Child, Creating a platform where young people can showcase their talents and make something out of themselves. I live in a rough community where children are killing children and I’ve joined this organization to make a change in a community through various forms of art. My hobbies are, playing different sporting activities, going to the gym, writing music and drawing portraits.

 Listings /  Africa

I board people’s family pets for prolonged stays preferably to ease the stress of worrying about their pets in cages. I have been doing the boarding for almost a year now and have a repeat doggo whom I love very much and his month stay is always a blessing. I fostered puppies and cats for shelters and they’ve all been adopted, I rescued a Staffordshire terrier from an outreach with a friend and healed him from the horrible mange he had and he got adopted by someone who flew from JHB and drove back up and now he lives the king life he deserves.

 Listings /  Africa

On January 18, 1921, Annapolis' first public library opened in the municipal building in downtown Annapolis. Today, the Anne Arundel County Public Library has 16 branches to provide services to the residents of Anne Arundel County and strive to become an important link for everyone to learn and enrich.

 Listings /  North America

I am a Zambian born, comes from a family of 8 and the youngest of the Mwila’s. My siblings always thought I was spoilt because I was the youngest, but I don’t think so! I was born in a town called Mufulira on the Copper belt side of Zambia in 1981,the Copper belt province is rich with mineral finds and Mines, hence the name. I am Married to Eric and we have a beautiful daughter called Chanda, she is 15 years. I completed my matric in 1999 and my mother advised me to study food production since I loved cooking, I did it for her though it was a course that I never dreamt of studying. I graduated successfully and worked for 2 years as a chef, got tired of cooking, I dodged that career and went into studying computers, worked as a receptionist and studied Human resources at the same time and obtained a diploma. I worked for a courier company as a Human Resources assistant. In 2012, I moved to South Africa, Cape Town when I got married, joined a Mobile Money company called Zoona with operations in Zambia, and I worked there for 5 years as a support agent. Zoona is an African Fintech company founded in 2009 with the vision of helping communities thrive. Since launching, it created over 2,500 jobs in Zambia and Malawi, empowered over 1,000 entrepreneurs to start their own business and allowed them to reach earnings of over $10 million. I enjoyed working for this company because we really helped girl child prevail. Apart from the above, I am a lover of interior designing, and my wish is to have one of the most successful Interior business one day, through my passion for interior, I designed my sister’s Kitchen area, how amazing!!! I love cooking and baking (especially Cake pops), they are my favorites!!! I love adventure, gardening and working out too, I am a gym freak. Most importantly, I love spending time with my loved ones. I reflect a varied personality, including ambition, and the qualities of generosity and thoughtfulness. I am also a well determined and vigorous individual, and yet calm. I encourage fighting for what you desire and believe in and doing it through God because nothing great comes easy. I believe mindfulness in the workplace is key to success. Having worked in Customer care I have gained extensive experience in; Empathy, Adaptability, Ability to Use Positive Language, Clear Communication Skills, Self-Control, Taking Responsibility and Patience.

 Listings /  Africa

Located in London, Ontario, Attic Books is one of Canada's largest bookstores, making it a tourist destination. With a large and diverse stock of antique books, maps and prints, our shop appeals to a wide range of customers. We have been in business since 1976. Our services include appraisals, purchases, consultations and assistance with general care of books and paper collectibles. Proprietor Marvin Post is a member of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of Canada (ABAC). In 1976, Marvin Post opened his shop at 428 Richmond St., London, Ontario, on the third floor. His little bookstore fulfilled a personal dream, to be his own boss and indulge his love of beautiful books. Many loyal customers were made in those first few years, as Londoners began to discover the growing little bookstore hidden away in the Attic. One year later, Marvin moved his shop to 388 Clarence St., a few blocks away. Attic Books became a regular stop for downtown shoppers. However, in 1987, the Galleria Mall (now known as Citi Plaza) was about to be built, and the wrecking ball was set to destroy the building that Marvin occupied. So, he packed up his shop and moved to Parkhill, Ontario, where many of his regular customers drove out to see him. In 1996, the Mayor of London persuaded Marvin to reconsider downtown, so he purchased the property at 240 Dundas St. and moved the business back. Doing his own renovation work, Marvin refinished the floors, which were hidden by a grey nubby surface of indeterminate origin. The now revealed hardwood floors make our store as memorable as the ornate tin ceiling. The basement was opened up a few years later for discount books, and later the second floor opened, allowing us to expand the sections for more books to browse through.

 Listings /  North America

Established in 1998, Bargain Books is South Africa’s leading discount book retailer with 82 stores in all 9 provinces. Our mission is to provide our customers with quality and innovative products, value for money and excellent service. Bargain Books is proud to have won SA Bookseller of the year 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019. We are the leaders in Afrikaans, Children’s and Mass Market fiction in SA. We have an extensive product offering, many exclusive to Bargain Books and also publish Afrikaans Children’s Books. Bargain Books has long been devoted to delivering on four unique and particular strengths: range, convenience, service and value. With range, we strive to make a broad spectrum of books available, ensuring that popular authors and current bestsellers are on display along with books of specific local interest and hidden gems. Drawing from the wide knowledge base of our passionate booksellers allows us to represent an expansive range of interests and voices, and our far-reaching network of suppliers means that, even if a particular title is not on the shelves, we can order in just about any book you should want. In championing convenience, we do everything we can to encourage a stress free and rewarding shopping experience. Via careful use of eye-catching displays and intuitive layouts, and by locating bestsellers and sought-after titles near the entrance, we ensure that your visit to our store can be as quick and easy as you want it to be. And you’ll never have trouble spotting a bookseller if you have a question that you’d like answered quickly. We remain sensitive to the fact that lengthy shop visits can be disconcerting due to Covid-19, so we are conscientious about facilitating simple, safe book shopping. Our commitment to service manifests in the brilliant teams of booksellers that serve every store, teams who ensure that you get the book you’re after every time you visit, that you are treated with respect, and that there is always knowledgeable assistance should you want some recommendations. And finally, with value, we consistently make sure that you are getting great products for your money – and this often means that big titles, children’s books, fiction and gifts are available at uniquely low prices. By combining these four essential principles, we ensure that your every visit to Bargain Books is effective and enjoyable, that you will always receive any assistance that you need, and that you will be thrilled by what you can find here and by just how much you can get for your money.

 Listings /  Africa

Barnes & Noble.com leverages the power of the Barnes & Noble brand to offer online customers the Web's premier destination for books, eBooks, magazines, toys & games, music, DVD and Blu-ray, and related products and services. Taking advantage of vast warehouses across the United States, we stock over 1 million titles for immediate delivery – that's more titles than any other online bookseller. With so many titles, it is vital to give customers an easy way to find precisely the books they are looking for. Our search engine enables customers to locate books by title, author, or keyword in a few seconds at most. Customers with a general idea of what they want can use our Browse pages to sift through hundreds of categories to find exactly the right book. To further assist users, we offer descriptions and reviews, and our See Inside program lets customers read excerpts from tens of thousands of titles. We also offer editor recommendations and customer reviews on hundreds of thousands of titles. In 2009, Barnes & Noble.com also became a leader in eBooks, offering over 1 million titles in its eBooks store and launching NOOK, the world's most advanced eBook reader, that features groundbreaking lending technology, a color touchscreen and lets readers download books in seconds. The B&N Marketplace offers millions of new and used items from a network of trusted Sellers, often at discounted prices. Our special collection of Rare & Collectible Books features unique finds such as signed and first editions and out of print books. Barnes & Noble has also created a number of thorough, easy-to-use stores, including Audiobooks, Award Winners, Libros en español, and Bargain Books. As the ultimate destination for book lovers, Barnes & Noble offers an incredible array of content. B&N Studio features hundreds of video author interviews, Emmy-winning documentaries, and our weekly book show, Tagged! Hosted by Molly Pesce, B&N Review is the leading online-only book review on the Web, packed with literary reviews and interviews. And B&N Reads author-events and much, much more. Barnes & Noble Kids is the ideal destination for anyone looking for the best in children's books, videos, and music. With age-based recommendations, as well as specialty stores that cater to Harry Potter and other big titles, it's the ultimate one-stop shop for kids. Our DVD & Blu-ray Store's 60,000+ titles make it the destination of choice for movie lovers, whether they enjoy Blockbusters, Art House rarities, or Kids' favorites. You can view more than 10,000 full-length previews – and instantly order what you have seen – making it the most customer-friendly site around. Our Music Store has been named the Web's best by Forbes.com. The premier site for Classical, Jazz, Rock, and World music, the store's rich content includes exclusive interviews, free downloads, over 1 million sample audio clips, nearly 100,000 music reviews, and a roster of 40,000 artist biographies. In recent years we've added new product lines, expanding our Toys & Games store on the Web; a Magazines store, filled with exclusive and hard-to-find titles offering thousands of subscriptions.

 Listings /  North America

Doing good is at the heart of Better World Books, with their customers making it all possible. The founders believed that something should be done to rescue discarded books and help the planet a bit in the process, thus, set about partnering with librarians all across the country. Not only could they rescue books from landfills, they could also sell those books and raise money for the libraries themselves. Environmental and social impact all in the same story. Here are some of the ways customers enable Better World Books to make a difference one book at a time. It’s simple: Every time you purchase a book from BetterWorldBooks.com, they donate a book to someone in need. The books they donate go through hundreds of non-profit organizations – you can see them on their Impact Map. In particular, Books for Africa and Feed the Children partner with them to take large numbers of donated books and get them to people who need them. Books donated as of June 2018: 26 million. Better World Books brings new life to used books ensuring each book continues to make an impact. As part of their commitment to environmental sustainability, they never, ever throw away a book. Any book they cannot find a proper home for is recycled. They have re-used or recycled over 300 million books. They have reclaimed more than 900,000 pounds of metal shelving from libraries across the United States. Every order at BetterWorldBooks.com has the option to be shipped carbon balanced for just a few cents extra. So far, they have reached 87,000 tons of carbon offsets on BetterWorldBooks.com shipping. They firmly believe in the power of knowledge. Their goal is to help those who supply it and share it with those who crave it. Which is why every action they take, and every book purchase you make helps fund it. To date, they have raised millions of dollars for literacy, saved millions of books from landfills, created jobs for hundreds of people, and provided wonderful books to millions of readers worldwide. The rest of the story is still being written, and they invite you to join them on their journey. It’s only going to get better!

 Listings /  North America

From humble beginnings, Blackwell has built a worldwide reputation for unrivalled customer service, specialist knowledge and a passion for book selling. We continue to be a fiercely independent family-owned, values led business, where putting our customers first is at the very heart of what we do. The first bookshop opened by a member of the Blackwell family was in Oxford but was actually in 1846. We take the year of 1879 as our founding since it was on January 1st of that year that our bookshop on Broad Street, Oxford first opened its doors, and we have been trading continuously from there ever since. 1879 was the year that Thomas Edison created the first lightbulb, Broad Street was cobbled and, no doubt, filled with the sound of hooves clipping along it. Since then, we have grown to become more than just one bookshop, with a chain of 30 bookshops serving not only individual customers but also a host of libraries, universities, businesses and government departments. We employ over 500 staff across the country. The Oxford bookshop itself has grown; sideways, upwards and, most notably, underground. The Norrington Room was opened over fifty years ago and for many years was proudly listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the single largest room in the world selling books. The shop has garnered mentions in numerous books, employed booksellers who have gone on to be award-winning authors, featured in a variety of films, and been a haven for the bookish from all parts of the globe. Constructed under the supervision of Julian Blackwell in 1966, our vast basement is the academic heart of Blackwell's Bookshop. Named after Sir Arthur Norrington, then President of Trinity College, it is quite simply one of the world's greatest rooms of books and is an essential place to see if you are visiting Oxford. It was then the world's largest single display of books in one room, with 160,000 volumes on two-and-a-half miles of shelving. In 1995, Blackwell's became one of the first retailers to go online. We launched our website, as part of 'Barclay Square' – an online shopping mall – where you could virtually visit Blackwell's and other large retailers. This article stated that 'Credit card details can be used in these systems and shielded from cyber-space highwaymen.' In 1995, blackwell.co.uk became the first transactional online bookstore in the UK, giving people across the world access to over 150,000 titles. Our mission is to become the world’s most trusted bookseller and to change lives through reading and books.

 Listings /  United Kingdom

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair (BCBF), is the most important international event dedicated to the children’s publishing and multimedia industry. In Bologna authors, illustrators, literary agents, licensors and licensees, packagers, distributors, printers, booksellers, and librarians meet to sell and buy copyright, find the very best of children’s publishing and multimedia production, generate and gather new contacts while strengthening professional relationships, discover new business opportunities, discuss and debate the latest sector trends. The Bologna Children's Book Fair is the world’s leading professional event dedicated to the children's publishing industry, attracting over 1,400 exhibitors and around 30,000 visitors from around 80 countries. This, is an industry-leading event that has succeeded in bringing together a unique and diverse global audience thanks to 59 years’ experience. The result is the world’s premium copyright exchange hub when it comes to publishing, which also extends to current multimedia and licensing businesses for children’s stories, illustration, animation and related areas. Publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, literary agents, authors, translators, mobile developers, licensors and licensees, packagers, printers, distributors, audiobook professionals, booksellers, brands, librarians and teachers all flock to the event each spring to experience the world of books and multimedia products in thousands of booths across six huge halls. The world-famous Illustrators Exhibition and industry recognized BolognaRagazzi awards are some of the key pillars that make this event so special: BCBF is a unique mix of a cultural book show and an international rights business forum for all types of content for children. For more than 50 years, Bologna Children’s Book Fair has been a global point of reference for the latest news on illustration trends and the discovery of stories for children across all forms of media. Many of the exhibitions, organized as part of the Fair, travel each year to museums, galleries and libraries in many across the globe. The Illustrators Exhibition, after the Bologna fair, is traditionally hosted with original drawings in Japan, China and Korea and with reproductions in numerous other international cultural venues. BCBF is also present throughout the year through in other projects and events that travel around the world.

 Listings /  Greater Europe

Book Depository is a leading international book retailer with a unique offer – over 20 million books and free delivery worldwide (with no minimum spend). We ship thousands of books every day from our fulfilment centres in Gloucester, United Kingdom, and Melbourne, Australia, to more than 130 countries across the world – displaying prices in 37 different local currencies. Our vision is to provide “All Books Available to All” by improving selection, access and affordability of books. Book Depository was acquired by Amazon in 2011, and since then we have worked together to ensure the best possible experience for all our customers worldwide. By working with Amazon, we have improved our customer service and delivery, and increased our selection of books to more than 20 million, so not only will you find a great read, but we hope you'll find your experience with us is even better. We still have a dedicated team at Book Depository working to maintain the personal experience that we know our customers love. All of us, from Customer Service right through to Marketing and Finance are very passionate about books. We love making recommendations for titles and sharing the books we've loved with you, and we don't plan on changing that any time soon. As a bookseller, we believe that providing access to the written word is important, including content that may be considered objectionable. We carefully consider the types of content we make available in our stores and review our approach regularly, listening to feedback and investigating concerns from our customers. We reserve the right to remove content from sale if we determine it creates a poor customer experience. Vendors are responsible for adhering to our content guidelines. We invest significant time and resources to enforce these guidelines. We'll remove content that does not adhere to these guidelines and promptly investigate any book when notified of potential noncompliance. If we remove a title, we let the Vendor know, and they can appeal our decision.

 Listings /  United Kingdom

Founded in 1917 as a street corner news-stand in Florence, Alabama, Books-A-Million, Inc. has grown to become the premier book retailing chain in the Southeastern United States, and the second-largest book retailer in the nation. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, the company currently operates more than 260 stores in 32 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to its primary retail component, the corporation includes a book wholesale and distribution subsidiary, American Wholesale Book Company, an e-commerce division operating as booksamillion.com, and an internet development and services company, NetCentral, in Nashville, Tennessee. Books-A-Million stores range from 4,000 to 30,000 square feet and provide an expansive selection of books, magazines, bargain books, collectible supplies, toys, technology and gift departments, as well as special category shops within the store. Our "Faithpoint" category, for instance, features the best of references and writings for the Christian market. Some Books-A-Million stores also feature the Joe Muggs® Cafè – a full line coffee and espresso bar offering a wide selection of gourmet coffees, teas, desserts and brewing supplies.

 Listings /  WorldWide

Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. We believe that bookstores are essential to a healthy culture. They’re where authors can connect with readers, where we discover new writers, where children get hooked on the thrill of reading that can last a lifetime. They’re also anchors for our downtowns and communities. As more and more people buy their books online, we wanted to create an easy, convenient way for you to get your books and support bookstores at the same time. If you want to find a specific local bookstore to support, find them on our map, and they’ll receive the full profit off your order. Otherwise, your order will contribute to an earnings pool that will be evenly distributed among independent bookstores (even those that don’t use Bookshop). We also support anyone who advocates for books through our affiliate program, which pays a 10% commission on every sale, and gives a matching 10% to independent bookstores. If you are an author, a website or magazine, have a bookclub, an organization that wants to recommend books, or even just a book-lover with an Instagram feed, you can sign up to be an affiliate, start your own shop, and be rewarded for your advocacy of books. Bookshop wants to give back to everyone who promotes books, authors, and independent bookstores! By design, we give away over 75% of our profit margin to stores, publications, authors and others who make up the thriving, inspirational culture around books! We hope that Bookshop can help strengthen the fragile ecosystem and margins around bookselling and keep local bookstores an integral part of our culture and communities. Bookshop is a benefit corporation - a corporation dedicated to the public good.

 Listings /  North America

Booktopia is Australia's largest bookstore, with over 150,000 items in stock, ready to ship, and access to over 6,000,000 titles. We ship books, ebooks, DVDs, stationery, ereaders, and audiobooks to every corner of Australia and New Zealand from our 27,500 sq. metre headquarters and Distribution Centres in Lidcombe, Sydney. In late 2020, we were listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:BKG). We've always been an online-only store and do not have any physical stores. We've come a long way since 2004, when brothers Tony and Simon Nash, and their brother-in-law Steve Traurig started to sell books as a side project, on a budget of just $10 per day, working from 9pm to 2am most nights. It was a side hustle that quickly started growing. In 2006, we operated in 500sqm in Artarmon, by 2009 we had expanded to 2,000sqm in Lane Cove Industrial Park, adding another 2,000sqm in 2011. In 2014, we grew to 10,000sqm in our current Headquarters and Distribution Centre in Lidcombe, where we expanded to take up 14,000sqm. Now, we have added another distribution centre in Enfield, bringing our current total space to 27,500sqm. Our website has always been the heart of our business, and it has grown and developed over the years into a highly-awarded and well-regarded ecommerce business in the Australian corporate landscape. In addition to making it as easy as possible for Australians to discover and buy books, a blog was also incorporated into the site - it is now one of the most read book blogs in the country. In addition to this, we have a series of podcasts and video interviews with authors on our social media pages. Tony and Steve are still involved in Booktopia, and they've now been joined by over 210 staff members. We are now listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:BKG), and are continuing to invest in expanding our operations, so that we can deliver even more books to customers in every corner of Australia and New Zealand. We have also launched our own distribution arm, Booktopia Publisher Services (BPS). Other retailers can now benefit from the growing number of books we distribute, and access trade discounts. In early 2020, we acquired the ecommerce arm of The Co-op Bookshop, after they went into voluntary administration. We kept their commitment to serving the needs of Australia's students and universities and have worked tirelessly to be the primary destination for textbooks in Australia. In order to meet Australians where they read at all times, we partnered with Rakuten Kobo to bring e-books and audiobooks to Australian readers, through our bespoke Booktopia by Rakuten Kobo app. And because we're just that passionate about books, we've also launched our own publishing imprint, Booktopia Editions, discovering, acquiring and publishing great books for Australian readers. As Booktopians, we pride ourselves on our passionate advocacy and support for Australian books, authors and publishing. Our staff are customer-focused (we like to say ‘customer obsessed') and empowered to grow our site and operations in creative and innovative ways. We spent over 16 years as a family-run business, and it's still something that is part of our DNA. We recognise the importance of work/life balance and are supportive of our diverse workforce. We're staffed by experts in buying, selling, shipping (and reading) books, and work tirelessly to ensure we have the best range on hand, and can find anything our customers want - from an obscure legal textbook for a university course, to the latest blockbuster for your book club. Being book lovers, we're always thrilled to meet new and established authors, who regularly visit our headquarters to sign books and create content with us. We know that there is always more to learn, more to do, and new ways we can grow. We will never rest on our laurels and will continue to do everything we can to be Australia's local bookstore. We are passionate about providing excellent customer service, from having a huge range of in-stock items and fast delivery, to having friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives ready to help in our Sydney call centre, via live chat, emails and social media. We are extremely proud of our reputation among customers.

 Listings /  Oceania/Antarctic

Breeze Publishing is an independent publishing company that is based in Durban. Breeze Publishing was established in October 2006 by its managing partner and businesswoman Naseema Mall, who served her apprenticeship at New Vision Publishers in Egypt where she worked for five years. It is during these formative years that she gained a wealth of experience in the field of publishing and printing, and was inspired to start her own publishing company in South Africa, upon her return to the country. Although relatively small, Breeze Publishing has entrenched itself in the local market by publishing quality books of a variety of themes and categories, both in fiction and non-fiction; for the adult, teen and children’s markets. Naseema found a niche in the market when she met numerous writers of all genres who had good quality manuscripts but had no idea about what the publishing process entails and how to establish themselves as authors. With a growing demand from aspiring writers abroad, she took a special interest when internationally acclaimed and renowned business leadership trainer, Mirza Yawar Baig from India was seeking a South African publisher. Several book launches on behalf of this esteemed author helped propel the company, and the company has entrenched its footprint in the South African publishing industry. Among some of Breeze Publishing’s most popular publications are the poetry anthologies In Love’s Way by Abdulla Amla and Wounds & Wings by Bilkis Moolla. Breeze Publishing has also produced popular recipe books. The company is set on launching the careers of aspiring writers and is continuously being approached by both local and foreign authors. We carefully select manuscripts of essence and quality for the pleasure of readers worldwide.

 Listings /  Africa

Born and bred in beautiful Cape Town, mom to a long-awaited, witty, (inherited from me of course!), amazing, lively little 5-year-old girl, 2 dogs and 2 cats, 'my rescue children'. Married to Tomy, a senior digital content producer hailing from Tennenbronn, Germany. He is as introvert as I am extrovert – the scale balances beautifully. In my spare time (which is limited!) I sketch, paint, and try my hand at baking, while completing a mini-thesis in psychology. University after high school was not an option. I am also a seasoned HR professional, with a passion for people and process, building and maintaining great relationships form the foundation of both who I am, and what I do. And it’s a solid foundation. Hailing from the Pharmaceutical industry, I entered the world of investments about 14 years ago, where after joining as Office Manager, I moved into HR and have been in the HR sphere since. My journey has taken me on many a bumpy road, however, being a glass-half-full type, seasoned by an interesting childhood, and a solid determination to rise above, I march smilingly on. I have a passion for order, automation and software which could aid in optimization, easing transitions and processes. I am resilient with great sense of humour, always welcoming a challenge. I have a firm belief that building and nurturing relationships are paramount to success. I love meeting people and building relationships come naturally to me. I believe it’s the level of connection that counts. I am passionate about my work, I love what I do, and I do it well. I believe that doing what you love is a privilege. Yet, I still long for something more philanthropic in life. To give back, be it ever so small. Being an eternal optimist and peppered with life’s-experiences, I have been shaped into the person I am today. Pragmatic, passionate, and humble. An enormous amount of grit coupled a with good dose of grace! I am not done growing yet, not by a long shot, there are too many interesting, inspiring people to meet along the way, and there is always something to learn and something to contribute in life. It’s the journey that counts and I enjoy every step.

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Taking our past into the future with Carolina Reviglio! Carolina enjoyed a carefree childhood in the Piedmont countryside. With many cousins and friends, the passion for culture was instilled from an early age. Surrounded by beauty and art in the family mansion Cimena, expertly curated by her grandmother namesake, Carolina. On the paternal side of the family, her Venetian grandmother was equally influential. The unique character and rich culture of Venice, epitomizes Carolina. While travelling often, she feels most at home, in the isles of Venice. Schooled in Italy and the United States, lived in provinces throughout the length of Italy, Carolina considers herself truly Italian, with an international vision. “My country is rich in heritage, but poor in the pocket to keep it so. It saddens me to see so many buildings in a state of disrepair.” She has honed the skills of renovation and interiors of historic buildings, since 1987. Learning by trial and error, spurned on by failure and ultimate success, Carolina has grown and prospered. Now is the time to give back. Helping artisans of all disciplines to find work and ply their trade with pride. Matching projects to professionals and vice versa. As Heritage Doyenne, Carolina’s primary contribution to this unique initiative, is to encourage the participation of Heritage Ambassadors. This cause is yet another open avenue, to take our past into the future. By intertwining culture and heritage, to create more synergy. “Only once we fully understand where we come from… and truly appreciate our heritage… can we imagine a fabulous future filled with the richness of our past. Life is ours to design!” ~ Carolina Reviglio

 Members /  Greater Europe

Fundada en 1923, Casa del Libro es hoy la cadena de librerías líder en el sector. En 1992 se integra en el Grupo Planeta, en 1996 inauguró su librería virtual y en 1999 inicia una fase de expansión ubicándose en las mejores zonas comerciales de las principales ciudades españolas. En la actualidad cuenta con 53 librerías: en Albacete, Alicante, Badajoz, nueve en Barcelona, Bilbao, Cartagena, Castellón, Córdoba, Gandía, Gijón, Granada, Las Palmas, León, Logroño, trece en Madrid, Málaga, Murcia, Oviedo, Palma de Mallorca, Ponferrada, Santiago de Compostela, San Sebastián, Santander, tres en Sevilla, dos en Valencia, Valladolid, Vigo, Vitoria y dos en Zaragoza. Casa del Libro evoluciona reforzando su rica tradición librera. Es ante todo una librería de "fondo" con más de un millón de referencias en su catálogo. Las señas de identidad originales la acompañan y se refuerzan con: Generalista: por la universalidad de los contenidos Especializada: por la preparación de sus empleados Moderna: por la constante atención a las últimas tecnologías Aglutinadora: por ser espacio de reflexión y encuentro Completa: por la amplitud de la oferta y personalización de servicios Casa del Libro ofrece una variada gama de servicios, entre los que destaca pedidos personalizados y la venta a organismos y bibliotecas. La amplitud y profundidad de su base de datos, se refleja en la edición periódica de catálogos especializados por materias y por la presencia en Internet de casadellibro.com, brindando información a los cinco continentes. La preparación de sus más de 400 empleados constituye el complemento imprescindible a la cantidad, variedad y calidad de su oferta bibliográfica. El personal de Casa del Libro es conocedor de los clásicos y últimas novedades en todos los campos. Gracias a ellos, Casa del Libro goza de gran reconocimiento entre lectores y agentes culturales. En la Casa del Libro encontrarás libros, solo libros, todos los libros, en cualquier formato.

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I am a 28-year-old woman who is passionate about youth work in communities across South Africa. I have volunteered my time with NGO’s specifically tailored for the youth in Cape Town, Port Shepstone and East London. I believe that the youth are capable of great things in our country and the entire world, I take great pride in mentoring young girls to believe the above-mentioned statement and to push themselves to get to their goals. The concept of hard work is simply lost in the generation of instant gratification and I believe that every person needs to learn this, starting from a young age. I have dedicated my time to schools as a sports coach, tutor and during Holiday Clubs that teach children ages 12-18 about life skills and the potential that they have. I am family oriented and believe in working hard in all areas of my life. I think of myself as an intelligent and super energetic being, I love all things that make me laugh and I am a super fun person. I am a wife and mom who is devoted and loves her family very much. I am in my final year of a Bachelor of Theology and look forward to working towards a Master’s specializing in Pastoral Care/Social work. My skills range from retail, online teaching and proofreading and editing, and I put my all in what I do. I do not believe in taking shortcuts and giving up when the going gets tough, trying and trying again is an attitude that I have taken a liking to and I pour my all in every project that I am involved in. I am a firm believer in serving others and I do that with no motives, other than to be a memory in their lives that brought hope and a new determination. That is who I am and what I stand for, to be a part of something that makes others lives better and gives them the ability to believe in themselves.

 Listings /  Africa

Rome wasn't built in a day. I’m of a very friendly nature and love to be with people who aren’t selfish. I am ambitious and will do anything to achieve my aim - "The Universe applauds action not thought"  I’m of a very adventurous nature and love to find good in everything I see. There are many things that make us depressed or upset, but that doesn’t mean that we stop living. You dust yourself off, honor the difficult times for the lesson it taught you, and walk away stronger and wiser. Independence and confidence were key in my life from a young age with venturing to the UK straight after school, and eventually ending up in Cape Town as my dream destination to live a happy balanced life where beautiful sunsets are part of your everyday life, and reminds you that dreams do come true. My professional life started as a labourer painting parks in the dire UK winter weather to Insurance consultant for a huge corporate company. Getting to know me over time it became clear that I adapt quickly and take pride in everything I do as I strive to leave everything and everyone better than you found them. Covid19 and the drastic changes that came with it has been the most challenging and rewarding time of my life. With a system that failed us all in so many ways, living a financially stable life is nearly impossible but forced me to get grounded with nature and realize that the best things in life are truly free. My senses for nature, animals, and my overall humility enhanced drastically. We are all just reminded once again that nothing ever goes as planned and that losing everything including your mind might be necessary to make you realize what a strong, resilient, and galactic species we truly are. Realizing this, I am now more than ever ready to spread love and kindness whilst challenging myself with new adventures that push me out of my comfort zone. There is no other time than the present that truly matters. And in this moment I am excited to change my reality and the lives of those around me.

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