The logo of the National Library of Norway in red
June 18th, 2020

We have been liaising very closely with our hosts at the National Library of Norway about the 2020 ISBN Annual General Meeting.

The building where the International ISBN Agency is based
March 30th, 2020

In common with many organisations across the world, the current Covid-19 crisis is having an impact on the International ISBN Agency's operations.

An abstract image of books connected by a wire to South America on a globe
December 17th, 2019

ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is the key identifier for books in the supply chain; an ISBN uniquely identifies a specific book by a specific publisher in a specific format.

The Capital Building, Washington DC
November 29th, 2019

From early 2020 the United States ISBN Agency (operated by Bowker) will begin assigning ISBNs starting with the prefix element 979.