RISE Bookselling Conference 2023

Ever wondered what bookselling looks like in other countries? Do booksellers around the world face the same challenges as you? What can you learn from your foreign colleagues’ experiences? Come to Prague on 19th and 20th March 2023 and find out!


Join us in Prague


Saturday 18th March 2023

Get to know Prague’s literary history through a dedicated cultural programme from 15.00 – more details to come!

Sunday 19th March 2023

9.30 - 9.50
Welcome coffee
10.00 - 11.00
Welcome words and keynote speech
11.00 - 11.20
Coffee break
11.30 - 12.15

Green bookselling: From the printer to your bookshelves

Bookshop day/week: How to start one? How to manage one?

Stocking and curating: What can we learn from existing models? Are they exportable?

Meet your bookmate: Booksellers from different countries who made the request ahead of the conference will be paired up and given time to enjoy a coffee together

12.30 - 13.20
13.30 - 14.15

Data under the spotlight: Learn from the latest published studies in the bookselling sector

The Lesemotiv project: Rethinking your display using artificial intelligence

Representation matters: How to create a diverse and inclusive bookshelf?

Sustainable development goals (SDGs): Raising awareness through books

14.30 - 15.15
Afternoon keynote
15.15 - 15.30
Coffee break
15.40 - 16.25

Online sales platform: What can we learn from existing models? Are they exportable? 

Social media: How to make the most of BookTok?

Selling children’s books: Tips and tricks to do it differently

Return or not return? How to manage them better

16.40 - 17.20
End of the day keynote
18.15 - 19.30
Drink reception/Meet the authors

Monday 20th March 2023

9.00 – 09.20
Welcome coffee
09.30 – 10.10
Keynote speech
10.10 – 10.30
Coffee break
10.40 – 11.25

Develop your events offer: What works these days and what will work tomorrow

Bookshops and libraries: How to work together?

Manga and graphic novels: Users’ guide

Meet your bookmate: Booksellers from different countries who made the request ahead of the conference will be paired up and given time to enjoy a coffee together

11.40 – 12.20
Author in conversation
12.30 - 13.30
13.45 - 14.30

Data under the spotlight: Learn from the latest published studies in the bookselling sector

Local partnerships: Which one of your neighbourhood retailers are you working with?

Book subscription services to customers: Have you ever thought of setting up your own?

Upgrading your backlist: Tips and tricks to make the most out of it

14.30 - 14.50
Coffee break
15.00 – 15.40
Closing keynote
Closing words and drinks

We have a limited number of rooms available at discounted rates.
Register as an attendee today and claim your space!

What to expect:



Discover new ideas to implement in your bookshop


Hear from inspirational keynote speakers


Learn how the bookselling business works in other countries


Exchange experiences with booksellers from all over the world


Watch the overview video

Join us in Prague

Register your interest for priority tickets and find availability for reduced accomodation at Clarion Congress Hotel


Who can join?
Booksellers and book sector professionals from all over the world are invited to join the RISE Bookselling conference.

When will the conference take place?
The first ever RISE Bookselling conference will take place as a two-day event, on 19th and 20th March 2023.

Where will the conference take place?
The conference will be hosted in Prague, the beautiful capital city of Czech Republic. The event will take place in Clarion Congress Centre.

Is the attendance free of charge?
Yes, attending the RISE Conference is completely freeHowever, travel and accommodation is at your own expense.

In which language will the conference be held?
The event will be held in English, with interpretation provided in French and German. When registering your interest to attend the RISE conference, please note if you would like to benefit from interpretation services.

When will the programme be announced?
We will unveil the full conference programme in early September 2022.

Where to book discounted accommodation?
The conference will be held in the Clarion Congress Centre, adjoint to the Clarion Congress Hotel. The conference attendees should book their own accommodation. To benefit from RISE discount rates, please use this link or the link provided in your registration confirmation email. We advise attendees to not wait too long, as the number of rooms is limited.

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RISE Bookselling is a network programme organized by the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) and co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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