Thierry Quinqueton has a long experience of the publishing world and of intercultural dialogue. He was Literary Director at the Desclée de Brouwer publishing house (France) from 1991 to 1999, and then Director of the French Cultural Center in Khartoum from 2000 to 2004. After spending four years at the French Department of Foreign Affairs (department of written documents and libraries), he was responsible from May 2009 to July 2013 for the libraries network in the Châtellerault area. He is now in charge of the publishing Office at the French Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. Thierry Quinqueton also pursues his research on the links between market economy, public policies and non-monetary aspects in the book economy. He was Chairman of the International Alliance of Independent Publishers from 2006 to 2013.