Mission Statement

The European and International Booksellers Federation represents national booksellers associations in the European Union and beyond. EIBF Members in turn have in membership booksellers of all kinds: brick and mortar bookshops, online bookshops, independents, chains.

EIBF’s  mission is to further the interests of booksellers vis-à-vis the European institutions and other international organisations. EIBF provides decision makers with professional information about the role of booksellers as economic and cultural stakeholders and advocates for book-friendly policies, for the benefit of all readers.

By strengthening the link between booksellers’ associations from across Europe and worldwide, EIBF also fosters the exchange of best practice between its members and acts as a forum for discussion and cooperation between the representative bodies of booksellers throughout Europe and beyond.

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Book Charter

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Our services

Our services

This is what we do for our members

Exchange of best practice

EIBF fosters the exchange of best practice between its members and acts as a forum for discussion and cooperation.


EIBF meets decision-makers of both European and international institutions, explaining the specificities of the bookselling industry, at different stages. 

Industry events

EIBF regularly organises targeted policy-oriented events on different subjects with the aim of boosting the visibility of the bookselling industry. 

Latest Updates

Stay up-to-date on EIBF's wide range of activities in Brussels.

SLF press release following bookstore protests in France

Bookshops must remain safe spaces for debate

Independent bookstores are milestones of civilization

American novelist Douglas Kennedy spoke about the importance of independent bookstores for improving education outcomes for children and adults alike in a recent interview with ActuaLitté.

The full article is available in French here


On Monday, 2nd December 2019, the European & International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) was delighted to participate in the first-ever “Symposium on Amazon’s unchecked power”.

Our Team in Brussels

Our Team in Brussels

Get in touch with our Team in Brussels.

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Contact Julie at julie.belgrado@europeanbooksellers.eu.

Julie Belgrado
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EU Affairs Officer
EU Affairs Officer
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Jasmina Kanuric
Communication Officer

Are you interested in joining us?

If you would like to find out more about the benefits of EIBF membership, please contact Julie Belgrado, ad interim Director at julie.belgrado@europeanbooksellers.eu.