Founded in 1825, it currently has roughly 4,500 members, including booksellers, publishers, wholesalers and other media companies. Börsenverein runs the annual Frankfurt Book Fair, awards the annual Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the German Book Prize and the German Non-Fiction Prize and works continuously to foster reading and to defend the right to freedom of expression.
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.
On 24 January 2023, representatives of EIBF’s member organisations reunited once again during this year’s first EIBF international call. The quarterly call allows members to share insights, struggles and progress from their respective countries.
Analysing the preliminary sales figures from the past 12 months, we take a closer look at nine bookselling markets in the central Europe
Following last year’s digital Fair, EIBF’s team was excited to join the in-person events at FBF 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
EIBF STRONGLY SUPPORTS THE GERMAN COMPLAINT AGAINST AMAZON
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