Bookselling Without Borders Applications Open, New Destinations Added

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Applications open for 2020 Scholarships / Bookselling Without Borders / Connecting booksellers to the world / apply at www.booksellingwithoutborders.comThe application period for Bookselling Without Borders’ 2020 fellowships, which connects U.S. booksellers to the international book community through all-expenses-paid trips to the world’s premier book fairs, opened on Thursday, January 16. Applications will be accepted through Sunday, February 16.

The program is expanding this year to include the Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair and the Bogotá Book Fair, in addition to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the Turin Book Fair, and the Frankfurt Book Fair. Participating booksellers will be treated to customized itineraries of specially developed panels, meetings, seminars, and receptions with publishers, authors, and other booksellers.

Booksellers interested in diverse and international literature and in fostering relationships with the international literary community are encouraged to apply at

For further information, contact Bookselling Without Borders Program Coordinator Anna Thorn at [email protected] or (202) 386-0804. To support Bookselling Without Borders’ mission, visit Fundly.

Bookselling Without Borders is generously supported by Ingram Content Group, media partner Shelf Awareness, the participating book fairs, and the following partner publishers: Catapult, Counterpoint, Europa Editions, Graywolf Press, Grove Atlantic, Melville House, Milkweed Editions, Other Press, Princeton University Press, Rutgers University Press, Seagull Books, Seven Stories Press, Soft Skull, Shambhala Publications, the University of Chicago Press, Aufbau, DuMont, Edizioni E/O, Hanser C.H. Beck, Hoffmann & Campe, Klett-Cotta, and Suhrkamp.