ALIRE is an association of booksellers who share the same objective: to develop the use of high-performance IT tools, fed with reliable, up-to-date information, with reasonable prices.

ALIRE is the main shareholder of Dilicom, an inter-professional organization which manages the FEL (exhaustive book file), the basis of exchanges between actors in the book chain, and operates all EDI messages which replace old paper / fax / telephone messages: order, shipping advice, invoices, returns, ...

ALIRE represents booksellers from different types of bookstores, who identify the needs of the profession, support the development of new messages, inform IT service providers and encourage them to integrate these new functions.

ALIRE is a team of professionals, who, since 30 years have been active in facing the changes in their profession: the emergence of digital books, enrichment of databases, new interprofessional tools, dematerialization of invoices ...

The Team

Sophie Saint-Marc

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Sophie Saint-Marc

Chief delegate

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Communiqué de Presse ALIRE/SDLC/SLF

Pour que vive l’exception culturelle française, pour que la diversité reste un droit, pour que chaque lecteur ait le choix de sa librairie numérique, les libraires défendent le principe de l’interopérabilité des systèmes liés au livre numérique.

The Future of the Book, the Future of Europe

The French-German declaration of the 9th of September 2013 from Deutscher Kulturrat, Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V., Syndicat national de l’édition and Syndicat de la Librairie Française.

Below the text in German, French and English

VAT on eBook in France

The VAT on eBook in France is currently 5%. It is the 2d lowest VAT rate
in France (lowest is 2,5%). It is the same as paper book, thanks to the extend
of the paper books prixed price law for ebooks.

From november 2013, France is facing court action over its continued use
of reduced VAT rates for e-books in contravention of EU rules.

Communication campaigns for Indies in France

1- A very successful local campaign to promote indies Bookshops from Rhône Alpes BA ( is occurring for the 2d year : “Chez mon libraire” (in my bookseller’s place). Booksellers use it a lot and it may spread national.

Digital solutions to sell eBooks in Bookshops in France

1- some solutions possible for indies