The Börsenverein is organized as an umbrella organisation. It consists of the federal association based in Frankfurt am Main, six legally independent regional associations and the regional office of North Rhine-Westphalia. Decisions for the entire club are made by the regional council as its highest body.

Our mission
Ideas move the world. They are mediated through the power of the word. This is particularly effective in the form of books, magazines, databases and other media - print, digital or audiovisual. The members of the Börsenverein act as professional mediators between authors and readers and shape a dynamically evolving market with their products and services. They provide society with content for culture, education, leisure, science and many other areas. In this way, they contribute to orientation, cultural life, diversity of opinion and freedom of information and make a significant contribution to the success of a democratic society. Börsenverein is committed to freedom of expression and suitable legal framework conditions, which are indispensable ideational and economic prerequisites for all publishing and bookselling activities. Aware of its tradition spanning almost two hundred year, it supports its members in successfully shaping rich and lively markets for books, specialist and scientific information in all formats.

The Team

Dr. Jessica Sänger

Get in touch at saenger@boev.de.

Dr. Jessica Sänger

Board Member

Director for European and International Affairs

Latest Updates

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

EIBF STRONGLY SUPPORTS THE GERMAN COMPLAINT AGAINST AMAZON

EIBF  STRONGLY SUPPORTS THE GERMAN COMPLAINT AGAINST AMAZON

The European and International Booksellers Federation  today announced its strong support for the decision by the German Publishers and Booksellers Association (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels) to file  an official complaint against Amazon with the German Federal Antitrust Authority.

EIBF CONGRATULATES THE WINNERS OF THE GERMAN BOOKSELLERS PRIZE

EIBF Co-Presidents Fabian Paagman and Jean-Luc Treutenaere are delighted to congratulate their colleague Co-President Kyra Dreher and all German winners of this year’s German Booksellers Prize, announced yesterday at the Awards Ceremony in Frankfurt.

GERMAN PUBLISHERS AND BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION LODGES SECOND COMPLAINT AGAINST AMAZON/AUDIBLE

After several months of contemplation, the Börsenverein has filed a formal complaint against audiobook retailer Audible at the Federal Cartel Office in Bonn in late August.

TTIP Negotiations Will Not Include Fixed Book Prices: Börsenverein Welcomes Official Confirmation from EU Commission

The EU Commission will by no means discuss fixed book prices as part of negotiations relating to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), even if US negotiators bring up the matter themselves.

Amazon forced to drop anti-competitive clauses from its contracts with publishers

After a complaint filed by the German Publishers and Booksellers Association (Börsenverein) and by the Booksellers Association of the UK & Ireland, Amazon has finally decided to stop putting so-called “parity clauses” (aka.