Novamedia has a passion for the connecting and enriching power of reading, and is active in the book and publishing field. Novamedia owns the Netherlands’ largest bookstore Scheltema in Amsterdam and online bookshop BookSpot. It also has a 100% interest in publisher Uitgeefhuis Nieuw Amsterdam, which consists of the publishers Podium, Bas Lubberhuizen, Fontaine Uitgevers, Nieuw Amsterdam and Wereldbibliotheek. Novamedia has always been active in media. In the past, amongst others it was co-owner of Independent Media, which launched The Moscow Times and Cosmopolitan in Russia in the late nineties.