Bookselling Without Borders Opens Applications, Adds New Destinations

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Bookselling Without Borders

The application period for Bookselling Without Borders’ 2019 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 Wednesday, January 16. Applications will be accepted through February 4.

The program is expanding this year to include the Istanbul Book Fair, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, and a residency in India that includes the Jaipur Lit Fest and Delhi Book Fair, in addition to 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 their international counterparts, authors, and publishers. 

Booksellers interested in diverse and international literature, in fostering relationships with the international bookselling community, and in traveling to some of the world’s great literary cities are encouraged to apply.

For further information, contact Bookselling Without Borders Program Coordinator Anna Thorn at or (202) 386-0804.

Bookselling Without Borders is supported by Ingram Content Group, Shelf Awareness, and the participating book fairs, in addition to 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, and the University of Chicago Press.