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   64th IFLA General Conference
   August 16 - August 21, 1998


Code Number: 086-80-E
Division Number: VII.
Professional Group: Reading
Joint Meeting with: -
Meeting Number: 80.
Simultaneous Interpretation:   No

Bringing Publishers and Readers Together: The Stichting CPNB

Henk Kraima
Stichting CPNB
Amsterdam, Netherlands



The CPNB: Collective Propaganda for the Dutch Book. It sounds like the name of a religious sect, or of some organisation from the early days of the socialist movement. But don't worry. This isn't a story about how the world can be improved through some big ideal. It's a story about how a bookshop can still have customers in ten years time. It's a story which you will find so incredible that you won't understand why your country doesn't have collective propaganda.