When I pass by the bookstore on my way home, I cannot help notice its visible shrinkage –part of the bookstore has become home to a cafe and knick-knacks stands. How does the book business do in the age of digitization? Can the centuries-old book survive the e-revolution? Before the coronavirus pandemic, The Baltic Times sat down to talk about it with Janīna Blūma, deputy managing director of Livonia Print SIA, a Riga-based printing house specializing in book manufacturing.
“We know there are e-books around, but even in the UK, printed books still amount to 83...
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