Bookshops: Networks, local commerce, community and expertise.
What is the current situation of independent bookstores in Spain and Germany (also with regard to the experiences during the pandemic)? Which strategies have been implemented so they remain competitive in online commerce? During the lockdown there has been a series of cooperation projects between large bookstore chains and independent and local bookstores in Germany. Do these cooperation eendeavors still exist? What is the approach of the public institutions concerned regarding the protection of independent bookstores?