RISE Bookselling Conference 2023

Join the first RISE international booksellers conference in Prague, Czech Republic, next March 2023


Have you 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 19 and 20 March 2023 and find out!   

What to expect:
  • Discover new ideas to implement in your bookshop
  • Hear from amazing keynote speakers
  • Exchange experiences with booksellers from all over the world
  • Learn how the bookselling business works in other countries
Conference highlights: 

While the full conference programme will be unveiled in early September, below you can find some of the highlights of RISE Bookselling Conference 2023:

  • Book curation: how to step up your game? Share tips and tricks with fellow booksellers on how to make the most out of your book shelves.
  • Developing your offer: how to establish local partnerships? Exchange ideas with booksellers on how to attract more customers, from hosting author events to establishing local partnerships.
  • Selling books: what are the existing alternatives? Have you ever wondered what your fellow booksellers are implementing in their own shops? From setting up subscription services to  organising dedicated reading weeks, discover new trends on the market.  

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More information and how to join

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 19 and 20 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 payable? 

No, attending the RISE Conference is completely free. 

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.

Register your interest today

Do you already know you wish to take part in the RISE Bookselling conference? Register your interest today and be considered for priority tickets.

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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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