FRANKFURT  (AFP): European bookshops are taking a stand against competition from the Internet, boosted by a renaissance in independent stores and their enhanced know-how despite still facing a difficult climate, industry players say. “The findings are the same everywhere: it’s difficult,” Matthieu de Montchalin, president of the national trade union of French bookshops, said. “France is one of the only countries in Europe, with Germany, which is succeeding in stemming the fall in the book market,” he added after participating in an event on Europe’s book sector at the Frankfurt Book Fair.