The 2022 Mauri School commentary from Waterstones CEO James Daunt and Thalia CEO Michael Busch was a deep look at ‘The New Future’ ahead for books.
This year’s 39th edition of the Scuola per Librai Umberto e Elisabetta Mauri—a “School of Booksellers” that annually provides valuable updates to many more book industry players than retailers—was held digitally, as was the previous year’s iteration.
So well-connected is this program that even in its half-day online format on January 28, its audience reached at one point 850 users in 27 countries. Produced by Fondazione Umberto e Elisabetta Mauri secretary-general Nana Lohrengel and her team—and the support of Messaggerie Italiane and Messaggerie Libri—the program includes both statistical data and discussion of trends, issues, and influences in and around book publishing, a formula that has proved especially viable during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
For additional coverage by Porter Anderson of this event: Publishing Perspectives – Mauri School