Europe has long been a trendsetter in photobook tendencies. Today bookshops in European cities are very well developed where you can find rare and interesting books from every sphere of art and photography.
On the website of the European Federation of Booksellers you can see the following quote: "There is no place quieter than a bookshop".
That's the basis for the promotion of intellectual culture in Europe. European book societies and associations are very strong, they actively fight for their rights and wrestle their piece of the budget pie from the state. Spending on literature varies from country to country in Europe, but as a rule, it is still in second place - after cinema and theatre, which are traditionally considered the most expensive parts of financing culture.